El Camison beach in Las Américas open again after Enterococcus bacteria scare

The Environment Councillor of Arona, Antonio Sosa, has announced that El Camison beach has been reopened after further test analysis showed no contamination in the water. The water is now said to be in good condition.  Diario de Avisos

Original Post 5 November: Arona Ayuntamiento has closed El Camisón beach because permitted limits of Enterococcus bacteria in the water have been exceeded. The Environment Councillor, Antonio Sosa, closed access to the beach after receiving the results of routine analysis from Sanidad. While the beach is closed, technicians from the water company Canaragua will conduct further tests to check the water regularly. The first results are due back within the next 36 hours or so, and a decision on whether to reopen the beach will be taken at that point.

The El Camisón beach is the stretch in front of the Mare Nostrum resort, between the Royal Tenerife Gardens headland and Parque Santiago 3. At the moment, the Ayuntamiento is unable to account for the presence of the contamination. The area is not near any overflow channels, nor is it used for fishing or boats. Enterococcus bacteria are normally found in faeces, and can cause urinary tract infections and wound infections. They are among the most common antibiotic-resistant bacteria. El Dia


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