Tripoli beaches are contaminated by sewage, warn municipal officials

The Municipal Council of Central Tripoli has warned about swimming and fishing in the capital’s beaches due to contamination.

Three Libyan capital’s municipal councils warned Saturday that the beaches of Hay Al-Andalus, Sooq Al-Jumua and Central Tripoli are contaminated and are harmful for swimming or any other usages.

They said that more than 1.300.000 M3 of sewage is directly spilling into the sea water every day, adding that the treated sewage is only 6% due to the miserable conditions of wastewater treatment plants in the capital.

The only plants that are working nowadays are only working partially and in very poor conditions, the three municipal councils said in a joint statement.

They said that there are at least 27 sewage outlets on the beaches directly and they are polluting the sea.

They also called on the General Water Resources Institution to take the necessary measures to enhance and fix the plants so that the sewage can be filtered and treated.

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