Quebec Asks For Notification Of Shared Lake Contamination | WAMC

Quebec Asks For Notification Of Shared Lake Contamination

Oct 12, 2020

Quebec officials are asking Vermont to notify them of any contamination in a cross-border lake following reports of a sewage leak in September.

Newport City found a sewage leak from a pump station by the edge of Lake Memphremagog and reported it to the state. Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation sends alerts via text and email about sewage leaks or overflows, but their counterparts in Quebec were not signed up to receive them.

The Caledonian Record reported Sunday that instead, conservationists in Vermont notified their contacts across the border, who then raised questions with Canadian officials.

Vermont officials say they are taking the issue seriously and will get stakeholders to sign up for the alerts.

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