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Coverage of sewage since February 17, 2024.

Raw sewage spill stops, bypass system in full effect

"...The raw sewage spill at the Fort Garry Bridge has ended..."


Do you know what you can and can't flush? You might be surprised

"...The Town of Collingwood displayed pictures of various items, including multiple toys like Spider-Man, dinosaurs, and rubber duckies, found at the wastewater treatment plant, reminding residents that not everything is flushable..."


City of Winnipeg completes temporary sewer repairs, says water usage can go back to normal

"...The City of Winnipeg is saying a bypass system to stop sewage flow into the Red Riveris now in full swing..."


Second pump installed as Winnipeg crews work to stop sewage leak

"...The fecal fiasco started to unfold in November, when during a routine inspection crews found problems with two pipes that carry sewage to the South End Sewage Treatment Plant..."


Manitoba Chiefs react to sewage leak in Red River

"...As for the Province, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Tracy Schmidt says her department has launched an investigation with the environmental compliance and enforcement branch and will continue to observe water quality to help assess the impacts of the spill..."


Winnipeg grapples with sewage spill into Red River, urges water conservation amid repairs

"...The City of Winnipeg continues to grapple with sewage spilling into the Red River and it is urging water conservation amid repairs..."


Southwest Winnipeg residents urged to use less water CityNews Winnipeg

"...The City Of Winnipeg is asking Southwest Winnipeg residents to use cottage rules and heavily reduce their water usage, after two weeks straight of sewage pouring into the Red River, after a pile failure here at Fort Garry Bridge.  ..."


'Anything you can do to reduce': 90K Winnipeggers asked to cut back on water use to combat pipe leak

"...The system was brought in to stand in for the permanent pipes that are in the process of being replaced. They direct sewage from the southwest part of Winnipeg to the South End Sewage Treatment Plant. While the bypass has technically been running since Saturday, it is not fully complete yet..."


Efforts intensify to address sewage spill into Red River at Fort Garry Bridge

"...By taking these steps, it will help reduce the amount of sewage that flows into the river while repairs are ongoing, Shanks said. There is no risk of drinking water contamination due to this sewer issue, and our community can continue to rely on safe drinking water..."


Winnipeggers in handful of neighbourhoods asked to use cottage rules to cut down on water use

"...The pipes, built in 1970, direct sewage from the southwest part of Winnipeg to the South End Sewage Treatment Plant..."


4.7 magnitude earthquake outside of small Texas city among several recently in area

"...There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries from the earthquake at 12:32 a. m. that was centered about 2 miles (3 kilometers) southeast of Falls City, according to the U..."


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Jobs in sewage

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Recent episodes that mention sewage.

Why study sewage?

Duration: 28:37

"...Leon Barron monitors pollution in our rivers, keeping tabs on chemicals that could be harmful to the environment and to our health..."


Rivers: Pollution, pesticides and poop

Duration: 34:10

"...With untreated sewage, fertiliser nutrients, agriculture chemicals and ALL SORTS ending up in our rivers in the UK through a variety of ways, we turn our attention to some of our beautiful freshwater habitats. ..."


From the vault: The rebirth of a lagoon and ducks cold feet

Duration: 23:52

"...This episode begins with a remarkable story about vision, persistence and, sewage..."


Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about sewage.

The Vital Data You Flush Down the Toilet | Newsha Ghaeli | TED

"...Exploring the growing field of wastewater epidemiology, she shows how studying sewage can (anonymously) reveal a lot about the collective well-being of our cities leading to real-time quality-of-life improvements like tracking pandemics, updating social policies and much more..."


The secrets of sewage - What's in our wastewater? | DW Documentary

"...What exactly is in the wastewater? A group of researchers is on its way to Europe's largest wastewater treatment plant to find out..."


What Sewage Treatment and Brewing Have in Common

"...In both wastewater treatment and fermentation, humans co-opt microorganisms to convert a less desirable liquid into a better one..."


Rundown apartments reborn as food-forest coliving Agritopia

"...In 2007, Ole and Maitri Ersson bought the rundown Cabana apartment complex in the city and immediately began to de-pave parking spaces to make space for what today is a huge permaculture coliving space and urban food forest..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about sewage relevant to the latest news.

A Comprehensive Overview of Vital Water Quality Parameters

"...In-place sewage systems, landfill leachate, wastewater treatment plant effluent, leaking sewers, hydraulic fracturing, gas stations, or excessive fertilizer use in agriculture are the usual causes of groundwater adulteration..."


A Multi-criteria Approach to Appropriate Treatment Technology Selection for Water Reclamation

"...Pollution prevention and experience from past applications play a determining role in the selection of wastewater treatment technologies (WWTTs)..."


Constructed Wetlands as Alternative to Conventional Wastewater Treatment: The Case of Gimboki, Mutare

"...An expert interview was carried out with key informants from the Environmental Management Agency and Local Authority regarding the potential of constructed wetlands as an alternative treatment approach to the Gimboki Wastewater Treatment Plant, and this is discussed..."


Synergistic effects of adsorption and chemical reduction towards the effective Cr(VI) removal in the presence of the sulfur-dop

"...In this study, the anaerobic sludge withdrawn from thickener in a sewage treatment plant served as the precursor for sludge-based biochar fabrication, which was further modified via sulfur (S) heteroatom doping (i..."


Application of Bivalve Molluscs in the Biological Purification of Polluted Natural Waters

"...These circumstances make it possible to design special bioreactors that can be used, together with other hydrobionts, such as algae and bacteria, for biological treatment of natural reservoirs polluted by sewage..."


Surfactants: combating the fate, impact, and aftermath of their release in the environment

"...The residual surfactants and their breakdown products are dispersed in the environment predominantly via the disposal of sewage and land application of sewage sludge..."


Sewage and faecal sludge management; revisiting discharge standards in India

"...Finally, the authors suggest nationwide capacity building for sewage and faceal sludge treatment, up-grading existing sewage treatment plants, and propose revised regulatory norms based on the type of receiving environment to maintain a harmony between the economics of pollution control and improvement in the quality of water bodies across the country..."


Carbon dioxide and water effluxes from soils affected by reclaimed wastewater and sludge from the wastewater treatment plant du

"...This study focused on the gradual effect of repeated applications of sewage sludge or composted sewage sludge, and continuous irrigation with reclaimed wastewater on the H2O and CO2 effluxes from soils over a 3-year period..."


Current trends and future directions of global research on wastewater to energy: a bibliometric analysis and review

"...The study highlights three main research themes in ?wastewater to energy?, which are biogas production through anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge, methane generation from microbial wastewater treatment, and hydrogen production from biomass..."


Assessment of remediative potential of metals from electroremediated sewage sludge

"...Sewage sludge is a by-product that arises as a secondary waste from sewage treatment plants..."