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Barbara A. Robinson, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., President of Norton Engineering Inc., has worked as the Infrastructure Columnist for CBC Radio 1 (morning shows across Ontario), speaking in layman's terms on a wide range of engineering topics, since 2016.

Ontario's Leaky Sewer Problem

The Agenda With Steve Paikin

Household flooding is not always caused by rain, but rather by brand-new sewer pipes that are leaky. Barbara and Steve Paikin discuss why these mal are increasingly happening, as well as the damages these can cause anywhere.


One of the most common types of household flooding isn't caused by rain, but by brand new leaky sewer pipes. Barbara joins Steve Paikin to discuss why these leaks are happening at an alarming rate, and the damage this is causing to cities and the province.

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