From Matthew McCrank, Senior Manager, Infrastructure Operations CRD Integrated Water Services:
Victoria, BC- Heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria beginning the afternoon of December 11, 2018. The areas affected are:
- Between Rutland Road (Oak Bay) and Seaview Road (Saanich) including Cadboro Bay.
- Between Trafalgar Park and Radcliffe Lane including McNeill Bay in Oak Bay.
- Between Fraser Street and Victoria View Road in Esquimalt.
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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