No health concerns over smelly CRD water
The Capital Regional District advises an algae bloom is affecting the taste and odour in Greater Victoria’s drinking water.
In the last few days, there have been increased levels of golden-brown algae in the Sooke Lake Reservoir.
That algae is now entering the water supply system and reaching homes.
This type of algae can produce a fishy or metallic taste and odour, however, the Island Health Authority confirms the water remains safe to drink.
The affects of the algae bloom is predicted to last a few days.
The CRD has adjusted the water intake to a deeper level in the reservoir, which is expected to improve aesthetic water quality.