Feds promise money, again, for Ottawa’s unnecessary sewage-tank project
Ottawa Citizen

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, October 11, 2016

Huge tanks to hold downtown’s rainwater and sewage aren’t sexy, Mayor Jim Watson admitted on Tuesday as he announced funding for them for about the 47th time.

The “combined sewage storage tunnels,” vast horizontal tubes to run from LeBreton Flats to New Edinburgh Park and from Chamberlain Street to the Supreme Court, may be the most-promised construction project in Ottawa history. At $232 million, they’re by far the most expensive part of the plan to cut sewage overflows into the Ottawa River.


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