The leak released an estimated 24 billion litres of sewage and storm water into Chedoke Creek over more than four years. (Patrick Moreell/CBC)
The City of Hamilton says it will dredge Chedoke Creek after being ordered to do so by the Ministry of Environment, following a leak that saw 24 billion litres of sewage and stormwater enter the waterway over four years.
But the province has rejected a request to extend the timeline for completing work in the waterway.
In a media release, the city says it will be moving ahead with the work outlined in the provincial order, noting it will likely require permits from all levels of government.