The Capital Regional District is asking Greater Victoria residents to avoid entering the water along eight shorelines following the winter storm on Tuesday.
According to the Capital Regional District (CRD), heavy precipitation caused stormwater and wastewater to overflow along some shorelines in Greater Victoria starting Tuesday morning. The affected areas are in the vicinity of Macaulay Point in Esquimalt, Clover Point in Victoria, McMicking Point, Hood, Humber and Rutland in Oak Bay, Finnerty Cove in Saanich, and Saanichton Bay in Central Saanich.
Residents are advised to avoid entering the water along the affected shorelines as the wastewater may pose a health risk.
As a precaution, beaches within the affected areas will have public health advisory signs until samples indicate enterococci levels are below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit.
Normal operations are expected to resume at all pump stations by Tuesday evening.
For updates, visit: https://www.crd.bc.ca/.