Raw sewage overflows on river skating trail in Wolseley

Raw sewage overflows on river skating trail in Wolseley
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WINNIPEG —
A river skating trail in the Wolseley neighbourhood has been covered with raw sewage after a city drain pipe overflowed on Monday.

Ross Brownlee has lived along the Assiniboine River for about three years. It’s a spot he said is a gift that he and his family do not take for granted.

However, he told CTV News on Tuesday he found an “alarming” surprise on the trail. It had been covered in raw sewage.

“Just imagine a bunch of toilets going and what’s afterwards,” Brownlee said.

In a statement to CTV News, the City of Winnipeg said the sewage overflow was a result of the drain becoming overrun with snow melt.

It said the overflow is meant to prevent sewers from backing up into people’s basements.

“It is really disheartening to see raw sewage flowing…



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