Chedoke Creek remediation update

This post, from April 23, has an update from the City in regards to the upcoming dredging of Chedoke Creek and remediation of Cootes Paradise.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton provided a remediation update to the public today, as it prepares to dredge targeted areas of the Chedoke Creek and conduct remediation in Cootes Paradise and the western portion of Hamilton Harbour.

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Chedoke Creek spill update

This article, from November 21, has the latest details about the Chedoke Creek spill.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

 The City of Hamilton received word today of an additional Provincial Officer’s Order from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks (MECP) related to the events surrounding the Chedoke Creek spill.

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Not much change after sewage spill at Cootes Paradise: Report

This article from April 28 includes information about the latest consultant’s report looking into the Chedoke Creek spill and its findings.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On November 28, 2019, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) issued a Director’s Order to the City of Hamilton in relation to a combined sewage discharge from the Main/King Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) facility to Chedoke Creek that occurred between January 28, 2014 and July 18, 2018.

The Order in question included a requirement for an evaluation of the impact of the sewage discharge to Cootes Paradise. That report from SLR Consulting, which the city retained for this requirement, has now released its report.

Click here for a copy of the City of Hamilton staff report, and here for a complete copy of the SLR report.

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Speaking Volumes – Chedoke Creek Spill – Ward 8 Info Night

TOMORROW Thursday March 12th – DOORS OPEN AT 6:00pm. Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko will be hosting an event called Speaking Volumes – The Chedoke Creek Spill from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Terryberry Library (100 Mohawk Road West in the basement meeting room).

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Monitoring Wastewater Overflows and Bypasses

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the Chedoke Creek spill reminding us how precious our Hamilton Harbour and Cootes Paradise watersheds are, and with residents voicing their frustration at the lack of information available, the City of Hamilton has introduced a monitoring site  to inform the public of when a bypass is required and has happened.

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Chedoke Creek Sewage Spill – Statement By Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As has recently been reported, an undetected flow of combined stormwater and sewage was spilled into Chedoke Creek due to a partially open overflow gate at the King Street West Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Tank from January 28, 2014 to July 18, 2018.

As soon as the partially open gate was discovered, City staff immediately closed and secured the gate, reported the spill to the Ministry of the Environment and began cleanup efforts.

The following is a statement by City of Hamilton Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

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