Oak Bay beaches reopen after water advisory lifted

Residents were advised to avoid swimming or wading in waters in Oak Bay after heavy rains resulted in overflows

Oak Bay beaches got the all clear last Friday after a warning to stay out of the water last week.

Residents were advised to avoid swimming or wading in waters in Oak Bay after more than 40 mm of rain that fell in Greater Victoria Jan. 4 and 5 resulted in overflows along the shoreline.

“We got the all clear on Friday. The postings were removed Friday afternoon,” said Cam Preece, manager of core area operations. “We’re below the recreational limits for enterococci.”

Outfalls were flowing heavily diluted sewage into waters from Finnerty Point, near Queenswood, to Clover Point on Dallas Road, and from McLoughlin Point west to Saxe Point in Esquimalt, prompting the CRD to issue the warning.

Warning signage was removed once the enterococci levels were below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit.

Cadboro Bay beach in Saanich remains under an Island Health advisory instated in October as a result of high bacterial results due to sewage discharge.

 

cvanreeuwyk@oak baynews.com

 

 

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