VIHA issues do not use order for South Shawnigan Lake

Friday, November 13, 2015

A no-water use advisory in effect:

South end of Shawnigan Lake Area
Island Health is advising residents not to use water taken out of the lake from the south end of Lake Shawnigan, south of Butler Avenue and Verlon Road, due to a suspected overflow of water from the South Island Aggregates site.

The Ministry of the Environment is investigating, and water tests will be conducted.

No licensed permitted drinking water systems draw water from this area.  Private residents are always recommended to properly treat water from surface sources.

As further information becomes available, this advisory may be updated.



After-Hour Island Health Media Inquiries: 1-250-716-7750                           


Central/North Island media inquiries

Valerie Wilson

Manager, Regional Communications


South Island media inquiries:
Kellie Hudson

Media Relations Manager