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Ottawa reports sewage overflow of 91 million litres after heavy rainstorm

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OTTAWA - The City of Ottawa says more than 91 million litres of combined waste water and storm water overflowed into local waterways following a heavy rainstorm this week.

More than 26 millimetres of rain fell in Tuesday's storm.

So far this year, the city has seen more than 571 million litres of combined sewage overflows.

The heaviest overflow came on June 24, when 55 millimetres of rain helped push more than 324 million litres of waste water into the city's waterways.

Officials say 213 million litres of overflows ended up in the waterways between April and November last year.

(CFRA)

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