Burlington Residents Want Solutions to Sewer Back Ups

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

A coalition of Burlington residents have come together in the hopes of addressing a long standing issue of sewer backups in their basements.

It’s called the Burlington Sewer Back-up Victims Coalition

Heavy rains and flooding earlier this month highlighted the issue.

Organizer Dave Roberts had his basement flooded .

He says his coalition wants to know what Burlington and Halton’s plans are for dealing with these kinds of backups and whether the current infrastructure can handle new housing and business developments.

He says back water valves and sump pumps aren’t the answer because they simply move the water to another area.

Roberts says his group his hoping to make sewer backups a major issue in the upcoming municipal election campaign.

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