Beach access near Simms Creek restricted due to sewage discharge – Campbell River Mirror

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Beach access near Simms Creek restricted due to sewage discharge

City: no health or environmental concerns at this time; effluent entered Simms Creek

In response to a sewage discharge, access to part of the waterfront around Simms Creek in Campbell River has been restricted until further notice.

At around 9 a.m. on December 16, the City of Campbell River Liquid Waste Management Department received a call indicating that sewage was being discharged from a manhole near the intersection of Galerno Road and Vista Bay Drive, Glen Ketchum, the city’s liquid waste management services supervisor, said in an email.

City crews responded immediately to clear the blockage.

A discharge of effluent from the spill entered Spills Creek. As a precaution, beach access has been restricted in the area.

The incident was reported to the provincial Department of the Environment at the time of the spill, Ketchum said.

There are no health or environmental issues at the moment, depending on the city.

The Rotary Seawalk signs will be left in place until the city is notified by the ministry.


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