Leaky sewage line goes unnoticed for 40 years

Raw sewage has been entering the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat because a sewage line from an apartment building was incorrectly hooked up to a storm sewer pipe about 40 years ago, says the city.

“Thursday Municipal Works were doing work on the storm out-fall, that discharges water into the river, noticed some sanitary products and toilet paper and that should not happen,” said manager of field operations Brian Graham, Environmental Utilities department for the city.

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