Gatineau to finally track sewer overflows into the Ottawa River - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, August 15, 2016

The City of Gatineau is installing devices so it can finally measure the volume of its sewer overflows into the Ottawa River.

The move comes years after its Ontario neighbour, the City of Ottawa, launched its 17-project Ottawa River action plan worth hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up the same waterway.


The Ottawa Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown, finds those figures astounding.

"That's huge," said Brown of the 1,300 overflows. Ottawa counted 80 overflow events in the same year.