Equipment failure causes unscreened sewage discharge at Clover Point

A Friday afternoon sewer discharge at Clover Point has prompted Capital Regional District officials to have public-health advisory signs erected in the area.

About 3,000 cubic metres of unscreened sewage was discharged through the Clover Point outfall about 3:45 p.m. due to a failure of mechanical equipment.

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The failure was corrected later in the day.

Water samples will be taken over the weekend along adjacent beaches, in conjunction with Island Health.

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