Mike Sullivan presents petition for better sewers

Let’s be honest: Sewers are not a sexy issue. But did you know that strong storms in 20 years will dump three times as much rainfall in Toronto as they did in the past? That incredible storm we had this year was a spring shower compared to what’s coming. In future, we can expect a third more rain than that diluvian drenching—166mm of rain will be the new normal. This summer we got 126 mm.

Canadian Underwriter magazine has an excellent article on the petition our MP, Mike Sullivan, presented to the House of Parliament asking for federal funding for improved sewers.

The petition, the article says, has been signed by more than 1000 people, and asks the feds to “immediately take action necessary to fund urgent municipal infrastructure projects to prevent property damage such as that suffered by the residents of the City of Toronto on July 8th 2013.”

It’s a shame the feds will flush it.

 

More on disastrous meeting

InsideToronto has more on the flood meeting last week:

Nunziata said she understood the anger from residents.

“Of course they’re going to be upset. I expect them to be upset,” said Nunziata, who went door to door on Cordella Avenue to let residents know about the follow up meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 31. “This area was impacted more than any other part of the ward. It’s right next to the creek.”