Share spill details with harbour partners: Burlington Mayor

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward said she had no idea how much sewage spilled into the bay shared with Hamilton until she read about it in the Spectator

News Nov 26, 2019by Matthew Van Dongen The Hamilton Spectator

Add Burlington to the growing list of frustrated “partners” the City of Hamilton chose to keep in the dark about the magnitude of the 24-billion-litre sewage spill into Chedoke Creek.

Confidential reports obtained by The Spectator show city councillors have known since January that enough watery sewage to fill 10,000 Olympic swimming pools escaped over four years from an overflow tank with a partly open gate.

Citing legal liability concerns, the city chose to keep those details from the public and even the Royal Botanical Gardens, which manages the nationally significant Cootes Paradise marsh that is fed by Chedoke Creek.

Top officials with Burlington — the other city on Hamilton Harbour — were also left out of the loop, said Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

Read the entire Hamilton Spectator article HERE

November 26, 2019 – Graeme MacKay,The Hamilton Spectator