No-swimming warning continues at Playa del Holi
In July of this year, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) listed the Holi beach as not suitable for recreational use; in the interim, he urged locals and visitors not to use it. The Secretary of Health of Jalisco, Fernando Petersen, stated that they are waiting for the rains to stop before conducting new samplings at the beach.
We will keep evaluating these beaches, but we haven’t done so recently because of the storms. When there are storms, everything moves and the results are invalid. We’ll wait until there are fewer storms to do these evaluations again and we’ll let you know, but for the time being, if a beach has a sign that says it shouldn’t be used, we ask that you don’t use it.
The secretary said that the municipality had been informed of the consequences of the beach’s unsuitability for recreational usage and had taken certain preventative measures as a result. They always speak with the local authorities to help in the solution of the problems because the beaches are not contaminated just because they are; they are usually due to the activities of individuals or municipalities that in some way can have an impact on that.
As of right now, it is advised that this beach not be used because evaluations will continue and a permanent waste control program is required in all circumstances.
With reporting by Brenda Beltrán for Tribuna de la Bahía.