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950,000 litres of Iqaluit’s raw sewage leaking into Frobisher Bay per day – CBC

‘You’ve got to divert somewhere so it doesn’t get backed into people’s yards and homes’

Apr 15, 2019

About 950,000 litres of Iqaluit’s raw sewage has been leaking into Frobisher Bay every day for more than two weeks.

Since March 28, a blockage at the city’s Lift Station 1 has forced an overflow into the bay so it doesn’t back up into peoples homes.

“It’s the last drainage point in town, so if you can imagine everything runs through that station,” said Matthew Hamp, director of engineering and public works for the city.

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