By CBC News Ottawa, August 11, 2023
More than 77 mm of rain fell on Ottawa in a matter of hours Thursday
It took four pumps — one sump pump, one gas pump and two submersible pumps — for Andrew Oliver to keep his basement dry.
Even though he rents his apartment on Karn Place in Alta Vista, Oliver purchased the pumps himself.
Then he ran them for hours on Thursday, desperately trying to clear the water.
"We're stuck with four pumps going and trying to keep up with it," Oliver told CBC yesterday afternoon. "This is the first year that the rain has been the worst."