Sewage Leak in Chedoke Creek – Sewergate
The public became aware of a 24 billion litre sewage leak that spilled into the Chedoke Creek, which feeds into Cootes Paradise, over a 4 year period. The scale of the leak was withheld from the public until the Hamilton Spectator received information from a whistleblower and made the information public.
City says 24 billion litres of sewage and runoff leaked into Chedoke Creek
Dan Taekema · CBC News · Posted: Nov 20, 2019 3:48 PM ET
The City of Hamilton says one of its sewage overflow tanks leaked an estimated 24 billion litres of storm runoff and sewage into Chedoke Creek over more than four years.
“It’s kind of horrifying and it’s also really profoundly disappointing and kind of sad that this has happened and that nobody noticed for that amount of time,” said Lynda Lukasik, executive director of Environment Hamilton.
Hamilton kept sewage spill details secret from the agency responsible for Cootes Paradise
By The Hamilton Spectator
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
The city did not tell the stewardship agency responsible for Cootes Paradise about the extent of a years-long spill that dumped 24-billion litres of watery sewage into the protected marsh. A confidential report obtained by The Spectator shows city councillors have known since January that enough sewage to fill 10,000 Olympic swimming pools escaped undetected over four years from a sewer overflow tank into Chedoke Creek, which outlets into Cootes Paradise.
7 takeaways from the formerly confidential reports into the Chedoke Creek leak
CBC News · Posted: Nov 28, 2019 2:18 PM
Formerly confidential reports reveal new details about the massive sewage and runoff spill in Chedoke Creek.
The 10 reports were made public by council following a marathon meeting Wednesday, where members also voted to formally apologize to the community for not notifying residents about the volume and length of the leak that allowed an estimated 24 billion litres of runoff and sewage to leech into the water way over more than four years.
Here’s a look at seven takeaways from the expert reports.
Hamilton sewage scandal: What happened, and why was it kept secret?
City officials did not tell the public about a 24-billion-litre leak into Chedoke Creek until The Spectator’s report last week
Last week, The Spectator revealed Hamilton city council knew in January about a massive sewage spill into Chedoke Creek but kept the details secret.
Here’s a surface-scraping primer on the scandal so far. What happened?
Hamilton, Ont. to hire monitor in response to sewage spill into Cootes Paradise
BY DON MITCHELL GLOBAL NEWS
Posted April 29, 2020 5:22 pm
The City of Hamilton will submit a province-ordered response on how it will monitor untreated wastewater ahead of a May 1 deadline. The summary is tied to an environmental impact study of Cootes Paradise – the waterway which received much of a 24-billion-litre sewage spill from Chedoke Creek over a four-year period.