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Mayor set to test waters with dip in the harbour

Halifax’s beleaguered sewage treatment plant went back online late last month, and Mayor Peter Kelly is getting his head wet to prove it.

Kelly said he expects to have a swim at one of the two harbour beaches sometime in the next two weeks.

Raw sewage had been flowing into the harbour since January of 2009, when a flood damaged HRM’s main sewage treatment plant.

Last swim
Beaches closed in the summer of 2009 due to flowing of raw sewage.

2008
Mayor Kelly took a dip in the harbour beaches two summers ago. One week later the beaches were closed for elevated fecal coliform.

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