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Herzliya’s Beaches Remain Closed Due To Ongoing Sewage Crisis

April 19, 2009
A polluted beach in Herzliya

A polluted beach in Herzliya

Continued sewage flow from the municipal wastewater treatment center has caused Herzliya’s beaches to remain inaccessible for swimming.  According to the Jerusalem Post, the area’s beaches may stay closed through the opening day of the beach season on Saturday, April 25.

Palmahim Beach near Rishon Letzion has also been closed thanks to the Yavne wastewater treatment plant:

Palmahim’s beach has been plagued on and off with raw sewage overflow from Yavne’s waste water treatment center, Health Ministry officials said.

“Yavne’s sewage has grown to 6,000 cubic meters per day, but the treatment center can only process 5,000 cu.m. One thousand cubic meters of raw sewage were being streamed into the sea every day,” Health Ministry inspector Etti Buri said on the Palmahim beach as waves crashed in the background.

To read more click here: Sewage may keep Herzliya, Palmahim beaches closed

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