Following the extreme rainfall, the Capital Regional District (CRD) has issued combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria.

The warning comes after heavy rainfalls which resulted in combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along the shorelines.

The areas affected are:

  • Between Arbutus Cove Lane and Telegraph Bay Road including Arbutus Cove, Finnerty Cove and Telegraph Cove in Saanich
  • Between Seaview Road (Saanich) and Currie Road (Oak Bay) including Cadboro Bay and Willows Beach
  • Between Radcliffe Lane (Oak Bay) and Cook Street (Victoria) including Clover Point, Ross Bay, Gonzales Bay and McNeill Bay.
  • Marigold Road into Colquitz Creek in Saanich
  • Craigflower Road into Portage Inlet in Saanich

Residents in these areas are advised to avoid entering waters. The wastewater may pose a health risk to both humans and pets.

The CRD, in consultation with island Health and the local municipalities, will post public health advisory signs until sample results indicate enterococci (a bacteria similar to E. coli) levels are below the 70 CF/100mL recreational limit.

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