Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council were made aware of a minor pollution incident in Portrush Harbour on Friday afternoon.
A spokesperson for Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council Said “NIEA, PHA and NI Water were notified immediately. NI Water is currently investigating the source of the problem but as a precautionary measure no bathing signs were erected and the harbour was closed to swimmers and watersports over the weekend.
Water quality tests are being carried out to ensure the area can be reopened as quickly as possible”
The advisory signage will remain in place until Council is satisfied that the problem has been rectified.
Commenting on the pollution incident at Portrush Harbour Ald. Norman Hillis (UUP) said “It is most unfortunate that this happened at all but the problem seems to have been dealt with quickly and I am pleased that any disruption caused to harbour users was kept to a minimum. I am told that a full investigation into the cause is ongoing so as to ensure that there is no reassurance.
As the priority is the safety of harbour users and the general public restrictions on bathing in the harbour are still in place but I am told that this is purely a precautionary measure.”