Heavy rain leads to more wastewater discharge notices for Greater Victoria shorelines

Heavy rain leads to more wastewater discharge notices for Greater Victoria shorelines
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Heavy rain has continued to fall across Vancouver Island.

The Capital Regional District is asking residents to avoid the water in three more shorelines along Greater Victoria following heavy rain.

Last week, the Capital Regional District (CRD) sent out a notice that heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along two shorelines in Greater Victoria.

On Tuesday, three new areas were added to the notice due to combined stormwater and wastewater overflows during the evening of Jan. 6 and the early morning of Jan. 7.

The areas affected are:

  • Between Tarn Place and Seaview Road in Oak Bay and Saanich 

  • Between Arbutus Cove Lane and Telegraph Bay Road in Saanich 

  • Between Fraser Street and Victoria View Road including Macaulay Point in Esquimalt

  • Between Trafalgar Park and Radcliffe Lane including McNeill Bay in Oak Bay

  • Between Hollywood Place and Cook Street including Clover Point in Victoria 

Wastewater may pose a health risk. As a precaution, 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, the CRD said.

For updates, please visit www.crd.bc.ca and follow us on Twitter @crd_bc

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