CRD posts warning following discharge

Warning for Cadboro Bay after heavy rains that forced the discharged of unscreened wastewater into regional outfalls

  • Oct. 14, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Capital Regional District posted a warning sign for unsafe water at Cadboro Bay on Sunday following heavy rains that forced the discharged of unscreened wastewater into regional outfalls.

The rains came as Hurricane Oho hit much of B.C’s coast, an early exhibition of an El Nino.

It created an approximate outfall of 3,400 cubic metres of unscreened wastewater at the Clover Point pump station on Saturday. An additional 200 to 300 cubic metres were released at the Humber and Rutland pump stations in Oak Bay, affecting the waters of Cadboro Bay.

Sample testing is underway and once the enterococci levels fall back below 70CFU per the 100 millilitres recreational limit, the signage will be removed.

 

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