Billions of litres of raw sewage, untreated waste water pouring into Canadian waterways
More than 205 billion litres of raw sewage and untreated waste water spewed into Canada's rivers and oceans last year, CBC News has learned, despite federal regulations introduced in 2012 to try to solve the problem.
Toilet paper washes up on beaches near small towns in Newfoundland and Labrador. In Victoria, B.C., divers report sick kelp and polluted scallops near sewage discharge pipes.
In fact, the amount of untreated waste water, which includes raw sewage and rain and snow runoff, that flowed into Canadian rivers and oceans last year would fill 82,255 Olympic-size swimming pools — an increase of 1.9 per cent over 2014.
The volume was supposed to drop as cities and towns move to comply with the standards the Conservative government adopted four years ago...https://ca.news.yahoo.com/billions-litres-raw-sewage-untreated-100000208.html