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E Coli

15 April 2013, 15:00

This is not an article on its own but rather an addendum to a previous article: “ Fish Hoek  Beach  for Kings”.  A News 24 user pointed out to me via the article the beach at Fish Hoek does not stand up to my description and expectations.

During my stay in Fish Hoek I visited the beach every single day and always found it in a pleasant condition. Most days there was a mechanical loader working up and down the entire beach from end to end collecting washed up sea weed and other jetsam washed up by the sea. When that daily task was completed I will admit the area was clean, devoid of rubbish and a pleasure to be on.

Further it was claimed that the beach has one of the highest E coli counts over most other beaches and the town is just as neglected.  I will be the first to claim that Fish Hoek by any measurement far exceeds that of most towns and cities I have been through during the last few weeks.  Most streets I used had been swept with a broom or what seemed to have been a broom of sorts. The pavements, although sprouting grass at places was still ahead of pavements where untreated sewerage flows like a river.  The only real objection I had was a rail crossing which was not protected allowing small children to play within that area. (Rear of ABSA Bank)(RAILS)

Escherichia coli Is a bacterium that resides in the lower abdomen of its host and produces toxins which cause dysentery and other ailments in man. The claim was made or inferred that bacteria is bountiful on Fish Hoek beach. A small problem here is that Escherichia Coli is destroyed when it comes into contact with Natural light and oxygen. During my stay I was not aware of faecal matter laying around which can give rise to E Coli. The length of the esplanade is a no-go area for unleashed dogs.

Reference:  The 2 experts who set the matter straight. Thank you. Z 

Reference:  Encyclopaedia  Britannica

Photographs are available where the machines are cleaning the beach.

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