GREAT BAY — The Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI), informs the general public that the Department of Infrastructure Management will open up the pumps in efforts of lowering the water in the Fresh Pond, due to excess rain we are experiencing. The pumps will be in operation for approximately 3 hours this morning.
The operation will be conducted to alleviate flooding and prevent further related danger.
Due to pumped water flowing into the Great Bay Beach, the department strongly advises against any swimming in the Great Bay Beach over the next few days
This advisory is a precautionary measure to prevent swimmers from coming into contact with any contaminated water that could pose a health risk if ingested or by skin contact, thereby making the person vulnerable to recreational water illnesses.
Ministry VROMI apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.