The Capital Regional District (CRD) is cautioning the public of a combined stormwater and wastewater overflow along the shorelines of Greater Victoria.
The wastewater overflow is a direct result of the weather that occurred overnight between Sunday, Feb. 21 and Monday, Feb. 22.
According to the CRD, the area affected is between Tarn Place (Oak Bay) and Seaview Road (Saanich), including Cadboro Bay.
Additionally, the area between Trafalgar Park and Radcliffe Lane, including McNeill Bay in Oak Bay has also been affected.
The Capital Regional District is advising residents to avoid entering the waters in these areas due to the discharges, suggesting that the wastewater “may pose a health risk.”
Out of precaution, the CRD notes that beaches within the affected areas will have public health advisory signs posted.
These signs will remain present until sample results indicate enterococci levels are below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit.