The CRD have issued a wastewater discharge notice for Victoria.

Heavy rainfalls has resulted in combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along the shorelines around Greater Victoria.

Residents are advised to avoid swimming or wading, or allowing pets in the water along these shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk.

The areas affected are in Saanich between Seaview Road and Rutland Road including Cadboro Bay, and in Oak Bay between Trafalgar Park and Radcliffe Lane including McNeill Bay.

Public health advisory signs were posted at beaches in the affected areas and will remain there until enterococci levels dropped below the permitted recreational limit.

The is in the process of collecting shoreline water samples.

“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 that enterococci levels are below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit,” the CRD said in a statement.

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