Victoria, BC - Signs have been posted as a precautionary measure due to a sewer discharge at Clover Point late this afternoon. At approximately 3:45 pm on January 23, 3,000 m3 of unscreened sewage was discharged through the Clover Point short outfall as a result of a mechanical equipment failure. The failure has since been corrected and the pumpstation is operating as it should.
In consultation with Island Health, water sampling at locations along the beaches near Clover Point will take place this weekend and public health advisory signs have been posted at all beach access points in the Ross Bay area. Lab results from the weekend samples should be available early next week and if enterococci levels are below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit the signage will be removed.
For further information, please contact:
Manager of Core Area Operations