Bakoven beach reopened

Bakoven beach has been reopened after having been closed as a precautionary measure.

Bakoven beach has been reopened after having been temporarily closed as a precautionary measure on Thursday December 22 due to a failure at the pump station caused by load-shedding.

To reduce the impact of load-shedding, the City said, an ininterrupted power supply (UPS) was successfully installed at the pump station in Bakoven, and it was confirmed to be effective during load-shedding.

The City said its Environmental Health Service had received water sampling results for Bakoven Beach, taken on Wednesday December 28, and could confirm that the results show that the water quality is within the minimum requirement for recreational activities as determined by the National Water Quality Guidelines.

As such, Bakoven Beach has been reopened and the health warning signs removed.