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As part of this process, we issue news releases to the local media with important information on City programs, services and other initiatives. You will find news releases posted here from the moment they’re made available to journalists. If you’ve read or heard a story concerning the City of Hamilton, and you’d like more information, contact one of our Communications Officers.
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Media Release - November 28, 2022
City estimates Burlington Street sewage spill to be approximately 337 million litres over 26 years
HAMILTON, ON – Following the discovery and immediate repair of a hole in a combined sewer pipe spilling into a storm sewer pipe that flowed into the Hamilton Harbour, the City estimates that as much as 337 million litres of sanitary sewage discharged into the Hamilton Harbour over a duration of 26 years. City staff developed this estimate based on the water meter usage data for all of the
Statement from Mayor Horwath - November 22, 2022
Statement from Mayor Andrea Horwath on Burlington Street Sewage Spill
Hamilton ON – At approximately 4 pm today, I was notified of a sewage spill into Hamilton Harbour in the area of Burlington Street and Wentworth Street that appears to have started in 1996. In line with my commitment to transparency, I asked that this information be made public immediately. I am concerned about the environmental impacts of this spill, and while we are not yet aware of the total
Media Release - November 22, 2022
City of Hamilton environmental and infrastructure issue: Burlington Street Sewage Spill
HAMILTON, ON – This morning, Hamilton Water maintenance staff uncovered, through their investigation of a separate maintenance issue, a hole in a combined sewer pipe, spilling into a large storm sewer that was discharging into Hamilton Harbour. The section of pipe is in the area of Burlington Street and Wentworth Street North. Staff, after preliminary investigation and consultation of City records