Aug. 10, Winnipeg Sun:
A Manitoba Liberal leadership candidate is lobbying to stop billions of litres of diluted sewage from flowing into the Red and Assiniboine rivers each year.
River Heights MLA Jon Gerrard says the province, which regulates Winnipeg’s water, must commit to a $2.3-billion to $4.1-billion plan to eliminate Winnipeg’s combined sewer overflows (CSOs).
The City of Winnipeg submitted a master plan to reduce the overflows to the province in December 2015 but the province has yet to mandate which option the city must pursue. Read more.