Toronto fined for untreated sewage discharge

On February 11, 2002, The City of Toronto was fined $40,000 in connection with a July 1999 discharge of 640,140 litres of untreated human sewage from its Mimico pumping station into Lake Ontario. The material also flooded a nearby daycare centre. The city pleaded guilty to one count under section 30 of the Ontario Water Resources Act, which prohibits the discharge of contaminants that may harm water quality.

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