Climate change likely to cause more sewage leaks, Canada’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna warns


By: - Climate DepotAugust 17, 2018 3:24 PM

Climate change likely to cause more sewage leaks, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna warns

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OTTAWA – More than one hundred municipal wastewater systems did not report how much raw sewage overflowed from their pipes in 2017 but Environment Canada is only investigating two of them for violating federal regulations. Data provided to The Canadian Press recently showed over one trillion litres of raw sewage leaked into Canadian waterways between 2013 and 2017, including 215 billion litres in 2017 alone – a 10 per cent increase over 2013. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the government isn’t specifically looking at ways to improve reporting rates of municipalities but, if there is more to do, the federal…