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13 Aug, 2008

Infrastructure Risks in Saskatoon

Posted by: Skylar In: news

The StarPhoenix has posted a news article discussing the replacement of a sewage pumping station in the city of Saskatoon. According to the article, if the pumping station fails, houses may experience sewer backups, or worse (in my opinion) – raw sewage could spill into the South Saskatchewan River.

The lift station west of Idylwyld Drive in River Landing could fail, but so could the 97-year-old iron pipe carrying sewage across the bottom of the river to the old station, said Murray Totland, general manager of infrastructure services.

97 -year old iron pipe is much too old to be used as a primary forcemain in my opinion. I think this just goes to show that we should be focusing a lot more on repairing old infrastructure throughout our cities so we see less mishaps in the future.

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