MUHC finds solution to sewage problems
The private consortium in charge of the McGill superhospital will have to correct the slopes of two main drainage pipes in the birthing centre and breast clinic to prevent recurring sewage backups, says the chief executive officer of the McGill University Health Centre.
Although there are “multiple causes” for sewage water bubbling up out of floor drains, the MUHC’s own “independent” engineers and the consortium have “singled out two pipes for correction,” Rinfret said. In a Sept. 11 message to staff, Rinfret stated that “the slope of one pipe is being adjusted.”
Rinfret noted that the number of “drain blockages and backflow spillovers” at the $1.3-billion superhospital has been reduced in half, but there were still 14 such incidents reported from Sept. 11 to Sept. 17. The next day, Sept. 18, the MUHC reported an additional six “code floods,” a source with firsthand knowledge of the problem told the Montreal Gazette.