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Canada950,000 litres of Iqaluit's raw sewage leaking into Frobisher Bay per day

14:51  15 april  2019
14:51  15 april  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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Raw or partially treated sewage flows into rivers throughout the country, turning dams green and killing people who drink the polluted water. The rest were breaking the law, with a third rated as “critical” and in need of urgent repair. This equates to 50 000 litres of untreated sewage released every second.

Iqaluit , meaning "place of fish", is the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut; its largest community, and its only city. It was known as Frobisher Bay from 1942 to 1987, after the large bay on the coast of which the city is situated, when the traditional Inuktitut name was restored.

950,000 litres of Iqaluit's raw sewage leaking into Frobisher Bay per day © David Gunn/CBC The city has barricaded the overflow area at Lift Station 1, between buildings 1000 and 738, with large yellow fencing.

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

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sails into Frobisher Bay believing he has found the route to China. First Anglican/Episcopalian church service in North America. While the city has water treatment facilities, raw sewage from the city is often dumped untreated into nearby. Frobisher Bay .

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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Debris such as rags and plastic created a blockage on the upstream side of the sewer — where the city's sewage goes before being pumped to the wastewater treatment plant.

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1987 – Frobisher Bay becomes Iqaluit , reverting to its original Inuktitut name meaning "place of While the city has water treatment facilities, raw sewage from the city is often dumped untreated A little farther, across Frobisher Bay , are the Katannilik Territorial Park Reserve and the Soper Heritage

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The city is working to clear the blockage and pipes, but said it doesn't know when it will be able to stop the flow into the bay.

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1576 – Englishman Martin Frobisher sails into Frobisher Bay believing he has found the westward route A little farther, across Frobisher Bay , are the Katannilik Territorial Park Reserve and the Soper Heritage Although the city has water treatment facilities, raw sewage from the city is often dumped

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950,000 litres of Iqaluit's raw sewage leaking into Frobisher Bay per day © David Gunn/CBC A blockage at the city of Iqaluit’s Lift Station 1 has caused about 950,000 litres of raw sewage to leak into Frobisher Bay everyday, for more than two weeks.

"That's how these things are designed," said Hamp. "You've got to divert somewhere so it doesn't get backed into peoples yards and homes."

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1576 – Englishman Martin Frobisher sails into Frobisher Bay believing he has found the westward route to China. Although the city has water treatment facilities, raw sewage from the city is often dumped untreated into nearby Frobisher Bay .

The city has barricaded the overflow area at Lift Station 1, between buildings 1000 and 738, with large yellow fencing and warning people not to use the snowmobile trail on the beach where the overflow is draining under the ice.

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Frobisher Bay is an inlet of the Labrador Sea in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the southeastern corner of Baffin Island. Its length is about 230 km (140 mi) and its width varies from about 40 km (25 mi) at its outlet into the Labrador Sea to roughly 20 km (12 mi)

1987 – Frobisher Bay becomes Iqaluit , reverting to its original Inuktitut name meaning "place of A little farther, across Frobisher Bay , are the Katannilik Territorial Park Reserve and the Soper While the city has water treatment facilities, raw sewage from the city is often dumped untreated into

Worry for people kayaking and boating

Pitseolak Alainga, chair of the local hunters and trappers association, is worried the sewage will start spreading throughout the bay as the sea ice breaks up.

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"If there is any effect on the Arctic char and the clams, I think the plan would be to approach the city and compensate the hunters for the damage that is happening out on the bay," said Alainga.

950,000 litres of Iqaluit's raw sewage leaking into Frobisher Bay per day © David Gunn/CBC Matthew Hamp, Iqaluit's director of engineering and public works, about the Lift Station 1.

Alainga said the health of the people who use the bay for kayaking and boating is his main concern.

The city said they are working with the Nunavut government's Department of Environment and Department of Health on the issue.

The next hunters and trappers meeting is April 25 where they will be discussing the issue.

Rothesay warns residents of toilet backups as sewage system 'overwhelmed' by flood.
Rothesay is warning residents who live close to the Kennebecasis River they are at risk of toilet backup because of rising floodwaters and is asking them to use the portable toilets being distributed to "vulnerable neighbourhoods." "Our lagoons have flooded, and our entire sanitary system has been overwhelmed," Mayor Nancy Grant told CBC News in an email on Tuesday night. "This is exactly the same situation as we had last year," said Grant. The Southern New Brunswick mayor renewed her call for financial assistance from the federal and provincial governments for a new wastewater treatment plant.

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