Wastewater Discharge Notice

Public Service Announcement  from the CRD:

For Immediate Release
January 7 2020

UPDATE to Core Area Wastewater Discharge Notice

Victoria, BC- Heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along additional shorelines in Greater Victoria during the evening of January 6, 2020 and early morning of January 7, 2020. The areas affected are:

  • Between Tarn Place and Seaview Road in Oak Bay and Saanich *NEW*
  • Between Arbutus Cove Lane and Telegraph Bay Road in Saanich *NEW*
  • Between Fraser Street and Victoria View Road including Macaulay Point in Esquimalt
  • Between Trafalgar Park and Radcliffe Lane including McNeill Bay in Oak Bay

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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