A day after revealing a hole in a storm sewer has been dumping wastewater into Hamilton harbour for 26 years, the city’s top water man is characterizing the wrong connection as an “anomaly.”
In a follow-up to Tuesday’s discovery at the intersection of Burlington and Wentworth streets, Director of Water Nick Winters told reporters a city contractor has fixed the problem which resulted in sewage from 39 north-end properties being incorrectly discharged.
An emergency contractor reconnected a sanitary sewer to the pipe that carries waste to the Woodward Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The intervention made in the sewer system back in the ’90s didn’t make it onto an inventory for the city’s maintenance team to inspect on a regular basis. since the team thought the storm sewer was discharging into another storm drain.