Homes filled with cement after slurry backs up through sewer line in Winnipeg

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  • Global News published this video item, entitled “Homes filled with cement after slurry backs up through sewer line in Winnipeg” – below is their description.

    Several homeowners on a north Winnipeg street are cleaning up and looking for answers after cement came bubbling up through their sewer lines — filling basements — and in one case, nearly the entire first floor of a family home.

    In an email to Global News, a city spokesperson said a contractor hired by the city had been grouting a sewer trunk shaft as part of a project at the corner of at Semple Avenue and Scotia Street when a “breach of the combined sewer occurred,” allowing grout to enter the sewer line.

    The city said it’s still investigating the cause and expects repairs to the breach to finished by mid-June.

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