Black sewage: Superhospital has a plan to fix plumbing problems
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Published Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:53AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 8, 2015 9:04PM EDT

The MUHC is plumbing the depths of the drainage problem at the superhospital site.

Since the hospitals opened at the Glen site — and even earlier, according to some sources — there have been many cases of black sewage water flowing out of drain pipes and on to the hospital’s floors.

In the third step to finding the root of the problem, cameras are being lowered into drain pipes to find the source of the water.

“Since we opened, there’s been an increase in the number of patient visitors and consequently the problem became more and more real,” said Normand Rinfret, the executive director of the MUHC.

Since the opening of the Glen site facilities, a high volume of ‘code flood’ calls have occurred, meaning black liquid is emerging from the drains and onto the floors.

The problem has been identified as occurring in specific areas, an internal memo explained.

“That’s why we’re taking action for these specific areas,” said Rinfret, adding that the visual inspections began earlier this week.

The first step in finding a solution was to analyze all the blueprints to ensure the building conformed to code, which it does.

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