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

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…

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Falls water board reports another sewer discharge

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…

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