Photo: I noticed City of Revelstoke public utilities foreman Doug Pendergast poking about a storm drain just outside the Revelstoke Times Review office on June 12

Photo: A greasy investigation

Brief: City of Revelstoke staff investigate illegal dumping into a city storm drain.

Photo: I noticed City of Revelstoke public utilities foreman Doug Pendergast poking about a storm drain just outside the Revelstoke Times Review office on June 12, so I went over to chat. He was investigating an illegal dumping of what looks like a lot of cooking oil at the storm drain near Mountain View school. A dark, greasy stain surrounded the drain. Passing vehicles had tracked the mess a little way down the street. Inside the drain, a puddle of oily goop. Pendergast said a witness had reported the illegal dumping and that city officials had a reasonable lead on who is responsible. They will follow up with enquiries. There are two basic drain systems in Revelstoke. Sewer drains feed into the sewer treatment plant, while storm drains run untreated into the environment – into the Columbia River. Dumping prohibited materials in either, as everyone knows, is unacceptable and illegal.

 

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