Don’t Pollute Drinking Water With Toxic Sewage

Target: Brian Bowmen, Mayor of Winnipeg

Goal: Stop toxic sewer water from being intentionally dumped in rivers.

The city of Winnipeg is responsible for the pollution of the Assiniboine River. Their current sewer system allows septic overflow to empty into the water. There are many outflows designed into the city’s sewer system, and each overflow discarded contaminated sewage 15 times in 2019 alone.

Concerned private citizens took it upon themselves to test the water after the found raw waste and garbage frozen into the ice. The results found unacceptable amounts of E. coli and fecal coliform. These elements should make up less than one part of drinking water for it to be deemed safe, and water for swimming should be between 200 and 400 parts.

The water samples from the Assiniboine River maxed out the test capabilities at 24,200 parts.

The city of Winnipeg’s pathetic response is to reduce this discharge by 11% by 2045. This is unacceptable. Sign this petition to urge the city to stop this intentional destruction of the environment.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Bowman,

Your city is responsible for dumping toxic sewage into the Assiniboine River, and poisoning the water. Concerned private citizens have taken it upon themselves to test the water that they actively use and found horrendous levels of E. coli and fecal coliform.

The sewer system in the city of Winnipeg has several overflow points that empty into the river. These outflows discharged 15 times each in 2019. In February of 2021, garbage and waste was found frozen into the river.

Your city has an unacceptable goal to reduce this discharge by a pathetic 11% by 2045. I urge your government to step up, and immediately stop this blatant destruction of the environment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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