Separating Sewer Flow

The City of Hamilton is taking a progressive approach to eliminating cross connections.

Separating Sewer Flow

Hamilton (Ontario) Water crew members excavate to expose a cross connection between the sanitary and storm sewer systems. The discovery of E. coli in a local waterway 20 years ago led to the establishment of the utility’s Sewer Lateral Cross Connection Program.

(Photographs contributed by the City of Hamilton) 

Hamilton, Ontario, has a long history. The beginnings of its wastewater system date back more than 160 years, but its future is taking a divergent path thanks to a program that started just a decade ago.

The port city is situated on the western side of Lake Ontario with a...

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