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City of Hamilton discovers 26-year leak of sewage into Hamilton Harbour

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My province in a nutshell.

I'm shocked that they were transparent with their subjects, I mean citizens. Canada almost by definition isn't a democracy due to a lack of transparency and accountability of government at all levels.


The City of Hamilton says it has just discovered sewage has been leaking into the Hamilton Harbour for 26 years because of a hole in a combined sewage pipe in the industrial sector.

It's unclear how much sewage has spilled into the harbour.

But Nick Winters, director of Hamilton Water, told reporters on Tuesday afternoon "it's going to be a big number," adding the city will publicly release the number as soon as they have it.

Carlyle Khan, general manager of public works, said Hamilton Water staff noticed something odd on security camera footage. Winters said that led to the discovery of the hole late Tuesday morning at the northeast corner of Wentworth Street North and Burlington Street East.

A preliminary investigation from staff notes they believe a consultant put the hole into the combined sewage pipe in 1996, Winters said.

"It appears the consultant involved in that work was under the impression all the sewers in that area were storm sewers and they designed a direct connection to a box culvert that leads out to Hamilton Harbour," he said.
 

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Yet you cared enough to post...in the Canada section.

We love you man, you are one of us now!

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Meh...just looking for a way to post that cool meme I found.

But hey..."don't drink the water" isn't just for Mexico now
 

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My province in a nutshell.

I'm shocked that they were transparent with their subjects, I mean citizens. Canada almost by definition isn't a democracy due to a lack of transparency and accountability of government at all levels.


The City of Hamilton says it has just discovered sewage has been leaking into the Hamilton Harbour for 26 years because of a hole in a combined sewage pipe in the industrial sector.

It's unclear how much sewage has spilled into the harbour.

But Nick Winters, director of Hamilton Water, told reporters on Tuesday afternoon "it's going to be a big number," adding the city will publicly release the number as soon as they have it.

Carlyle Khan, general manager of public works, said Hamilton Water staff noticed something odd on security camera footage. Winters said that led to the discovery of the hole late Tuesday morning at the northeast corner of Wentworth Street North and Burlington Street East.

A preliminary investigation from staff notes they believe a consultant put the hole into the combined sewage pipe in 1996, Winters said.

"It appears the consultant involved in that work was under the impression all the sewers in that area were storm sewers and they designed a direct connection to a box culvert that leads out to Hamilton Harbour," he said.
You managed to not get cholera..
 

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Dumping sewage into rivers, lakes, and oceans was a common practice by government not too long ago. Somehow it didn’t cause massive disease and death.
 

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Don't Canadians know how to test for this? ... here in Commie/Hippy/Socialist Bluest-of-the-Blues Western Oregon, we got them enironmental whack-oes with sewage detecting kits everyplace looking for shit ...

I'm guessing it's a very small hole ... or the serfs of Hamilton think all those toxic algae blooms are normal ... how putrid should the rivers be? ... remember, California is NOT normal in this respect ... there should only be bear and fish shit in your waters ...
 
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Don't Canadians know how to test for this? ... here in Commie/Hippy/Socialist Bluest-of-the-Blues Western Oregon, we got them enironmental whack-oes with sewage detecting kits everyplace looking for shit ...

I'm guessing it's a very small hole ... or the serfs of Hamilton think all those toxic algae blooms are normal ... how putrid should the rivers be? ... remember, California is NOT normal in this respect ... there should only be bear and fish shit in your waters ...

We probably had three people in the country who knew what they were doing and I'd guess they've all left by now...
 

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