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On either side of Niagara Falls, when it rains, it pours sewage and stormwater

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From the Buffalo News:

An estimated 800 million gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater have flowed into the Niagara River from the American and Canadian sides so far this year, eight times more than last year.

It’s enough to pour over the Horseshoe Falls for 20 minutes.

The American side accounts for about three-quarters of the sewage and overflow, according to discharge data The Buffalo News reviewed. But most of the time, neither side’s wastewater system can handle an inch of daily rainfall without overflows into the river.

Falls water board reports another sewer discharge

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From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

Another sewer discharge in the Niagara River has prompted a response from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

A notice issued Wednesday on the state’s NY Alert system indicated that the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant released roughly 1.1 million gallons during a thunderstorm that occurred around 7 p.m. Tuesday. According to the notice, the release lasted about three hours.

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