RESOLVED: Core Area Wastewater Discharge Notice: Oak Bay, Saanich and Victoria

Nov 15, 2021 (updated Nov 22, 2021, 2:50pm)

This advisory is no longer in effect. The waters along the affected shorelines no longer pose a health risk.

High intensity rain events caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Greater Victoria on November 14 and 15, 2021. The following shorelines no longer pose a health risk: 

  • End of Humber Road in Oak Bay
  • Parson’s Bridge at the outlet of Mill Stream into Esquimalt Harbour in View Royal 

As of November 19, 2021 the following shoreline areas no longer pose a health risk:

  • 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) except for the Humber Road location
  • 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

Sample results indicate enterococci levels are below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit. The water along the affected shorelines no longer poses a health risk.

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