Len Gillis – Published on: November 16, 2018 | Last Updated: November 16, 2018 10:56 PM EST – LEN GILLIS/DAILY PRESS FILE PHOTO TD
A report tabled this week by Dianne Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), revealed that serious pollution problems are occurring across the North because of combined sewer systems. That means that sanitary sewers are cross connected with storm sewers.

The report said several communities in Northern Ontario still have combined sewage systems, even though the Ontario Government in 1985 prohibited any municipality from installing any new systems that were combined.

The report cited Black River-Matheson, Cobalt, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Kenora, Moonbeam, Temiskaming Shores, Thunder Bay and West Nipissing among the 44 communities in Ontario that still have combined sewer systems.


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