CRD Public Service Announcement: Core Area Wastewater Discharge Notice

January 11, 2018
Regional News

Heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria on January 11, 2018. The areas affected are in the vicinity of Macaulay Point in Esquimalt, McMicking Point, Humber and Rutland in Oak Bay, and Finnerty Cove in Saanich.

As a result of these discharges, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk.

As a precaution and in consultation with Island Health and the local municipalities, beaches within the affected areas will be posted with public health advisory signs until sample results indicate enterococci levels are below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit.

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