A disruption of the pumping line from the Market Pumping Station to the Santa Cruz WWTP led to the removal of the Blue Flag from Palmeiras Beach in Santa Cruz.
According to information from the Santa Cruz City Council, “urban wastewater is seeping into the public rainwater network, which in turn discharges into Palmeiras Beach in Santa Cruz.”
“At this moment, a repair work of the conduct in question is being prepared by the company responsible for the operation of the WWTP’s and EE’s, which will surely last a few days, at the junction between Rua Bela de São José and Rua da Praia. above the ‘Morning Bakery’, ”explains the local authority.
It is for this reason that the Blue Flag has been lowered, and replaced by the Yellow Flag, “until the Captaincy provides additional information, in particular on the placement of the red flag if warranted”.