Saturday's rain triggers massive sewage spill
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By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, August 16, 2016

Nearly 173,000 cubic metres of raw sewage landed in the Ottawa River after Saturday’s heavy rainfall – a one-day dump that nearly equaled all the sewage spills combined in 2015.

The city’s combined sewers leaked 180,000 cubic metres of untreated sewage in 2015.

The 2016 season, however, seems to be going down the toilet with more than 420,000 cubic metres already logged and three months still to go in the reporting season.