Sewage spills up, but most beaches still open
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By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, July 18, 2016

We’re swimming just as much as last year, we’re just doing it in more sewage.

Petrie Island’s east bay beach was closed Monday due to high E. Coli levels, but all other beaches were open to swimmers.

Nearly double the amount of raw sewage has overflowed into the Ottawa River between July 1 and July 18 compared to the same period last year: 84,000 cubic metres in 2016 versus 46,500 m3 in 2015.