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#1 posted 03-23-2009 04:29 PM

Hi again, Mark! And everyone,
We’ve had minimal rain, but I understand we’re getting 10 cm of snow tonight. I don’t have a sump pump, and I’m going to remove the paper filter from my wet/dry vac just in case…I’ve got a hundred glued-up panels downstairs at floor-level, maple and birch, and they’re goners if any water comes in. The amazing thing in this city is the large number of older homes which have the raingutter downspouts directly plumbed into the sewer systems, yes the downspouts enter the homes at the sills!! And in my neighborhood, the storm and sewer pipes are one and the same, incredible but true! So there is an exponential overload on the system. We’ll manage, most people are proactive about their most valuable possessions around these parts. This is the time of year when the Red River receives raw sewage when the treatment place gets overwhelmed with volume. Sometimes 60,000 gallons a day heading north to Lake Winnipeg.

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