Niagara River discharge has no effect on Canadian drinking water: Diodati

NIAGARA FALLS — Like a bad smell, concern over a discharge by Niagara Water and Power into the Niagara River on July 29 isn’t going away.

Despite an explanation from the Niagara Falls Water Board, which called the discharge a part of “routine, necessary and short-term change in the waste water treatment process,” concerned residents on this side of the border have flooded Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati’s Facebook page, to express their views while some want the province to get involved.

Residents were concerned when they saw photos which showed river waters near the Maid of the Mist boat docks that had turned black with the discharge. Many expressed concern over such things as how it affects the quality of drinking water and overall impact on the environment.

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