Update: Gorge Swim Fest cancellation; septic tank sewage
photo: John Roe
Aug 03, 2017Ryan & Heather
Results on a suspicious spill into the Gorge Waterway causing the cancellation of the Gorge Swim Fest, show sewage was the contaminant.
The contamination of Gorge Creek first discovered on Saturday July 29 was apparently caused by the deliberate dumping of septic tank sewage and a disinfecting chemical into a stormwater drain south of Esquimalt Gorge Park.
The Township of Esquimalt reports lab results from the creek confirm the presence of fecal coliform, e-coli and most likely a disinfecting chemical. Most likely common contents of a septic tank.