Camps Bay Beach, Glen Beach and the Camps Bay and Maidens Cove Tidal Pools will be closed to the public until further notice. This is according to the City of Cape Town, whose Water and Sanitation Dept is tending to pollution concerns.
The City says the Camps Bay Marine Outfall experienced pump failure last night, the root cause of which is under investigation. The City speculates it could be due to “an electrical fault resulting from the frequent power outages”.
“Water samples will be taken at all locations to monitor the pollution. The beaches will reopen only when water sampling indicates a return to normal levels. Once pumping to the sea starts the beaches are expected to be closed for at least two to three days. Signage will be erected in the area at both beaches and the tidal pools, advising the public of the situation.”