As a result of combined stormwater and wastewater overflows, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Heavy rain spurs public health advisory for Greater Victoria beaches

Wastewater along shoreline may pose a health risk

A few local beaches are closed Tuesday after heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria.

The areas affected are between Rutland Road in Oak Bay and Seaview Road in Saanich including Cadboro Bay; between Trafalgar Park and Radcliffe Lane including McNeill Bay in Oak Bay; and between Fraser Street and Victoria View Road in Esquimalt.

As a result of these discharges, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk.

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 enterococci levels are below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit.

For updates, see crd.bc.ca.


 

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