The Municipality of Santiago del Teide this week announced it was keeping Playa Chica closed pending the results of analyses that could confirm that the sea water is suitable for bathing.
This beach had been closed due to a discharge of sewage cause by the breakage of one of the engines of a local treatment plant.
It is reported that this breakdown was caused by an accumulation of sanitary materials in the sewerage network, but this problem has now been solved.
Sadly, the beach has been flying a red flag, showing that it is not currently safe to swim until tests show that the discharged sewage has now dispersed.
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