Almost 10 years ago the father of an avid teenaged paddler approached us about the polluted water his child was training in.  Raw sewage was frequently spilling into the teen’s training ground via the city’s combined sewers. Now we are seeing real change.

This year we celebrated when three levels of government came together to fund new improved infrastructure to reduce the volume of untreated sewage flowing into the Ottawa River from the City of Ottawa’s combined sewers.

Progress like this only comes with champions like Mayor Jim Watson, MP John Baird, Ottawa Riverkeeper and thousands of people like you who stood up and said no to sewage dumping in our playground.