Montreal Sewage Dump

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Montreal Sewage Dump

Postby JK » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:06 am

Well, it truly is astounding.
All the regulations around the pumping of raw sewage from a ship up in the river and Montreal has been given the go ahead to dump 8 BILLION liters of raw sewage into the St Lawrence over a week

Major construction work to lower the Bonaventure Expressway to street-level in downtown Montreal requires moving a snow dump, which is connected to a big sewer. This sewer's pipe measures five metres in diameter and normally carries sewage to the city's water treatment plant. However, in order to carry out the work to move the snow dump, the sewer's pipe must be drained.
There's also another reason that the interceptor sewer must be drained: the city must remove old, wooden building hoops that have started to detach from the structure. The pieces breaking loose could jeopardize water treatment.
The eight billion litres of wastewater would flow directly into the Saint Lawrence River via 26 interceptors, which correspond to areas used for sewer overflow during heavy rains.


Some observers had noticed a discoloration in the water but Richard Fontaine, the head of city's waste water management, said colour is not a clear indicator of the water's quality.

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Re: Montreal Sewage Dump

Postby JollyJack » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:45 pm

Improves the quality of the lobster stock in the Gulf of St Lawrence.
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Re: Montreal Sewage Dump

Postby JK » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:44 am

LOL

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Re: Montreal Sewage Dump

Postby Merlyn » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:21 am

So all those years we all spent looking at discolouration of in line fuel sight glasses for contamination were wasted then? Wondered where I went wrong.
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Re: Montreal Sewage Dump

Postby pac22ken » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:40 pm

Worked on the "Bovril Boats" (Greater London Council Sewage Vessels) in mid 60's. A great job..run out on ebb tide for 9 discharges a week,then tie up for weekend
in Purfleet. Knew many good pubs around Woolwich .

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Re: Montreal Sewage Dump

Postby JK » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:57 pm

Welcome! You've been hiding out for a while!
Would that be the Gardeloo? Spelling may be wrong. I saw a picture of her on another site . It looked like a sweet job :D

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Re: Montreal Sewage Dump

Postby Merlyn » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:23 am

We have here in UK the oldest Bovril boat/ Sludge steamship the SS Shieldall fitted with triple expansion engines and scotch boilers manned by volunteers and touring UK ports every summer. Going down below on her I am instantly transported back to 1960, this is true bearing scraper land. Build in 1955 and still going strong. Nostalgia here indeed for me in every way.
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