The CRD has issued a wastewater discharge notice for several beaches in Greater Victoria late Sunday afternoon.
The warning comes after heavy rainfalls resulted in combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along the shorelines on Dallas Road.
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 the vicinity of Clover Point Park, between Cook Street and Hollywood Place.
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.
“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.