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The Water Near Niagara Falls Suddenly Went Black Shocking The Residents And The Tourists

The water near Niagara Falls suddenly went black Saturday afternoon, shocking the residents and the tourists as well.

The first person who noticed and reported the incident was Pat Proctor, vice president of Rainbow Air Inc. that offers helicopter tours over the falls

“I was just praying it wasn’t an oil leak,” Proctor stated. “It looked like something out of a sci-fi movie.”

The Maid of the Mist, a popular tour boat company, wrote on Twitter to ask Niagara Falls, New York, Mayor Paul Dyster what was happening.

Rolfe Porter, executive director of the Niagara Falls Water Board, offered an explanation saying that one of the sewage plant’s five sediment filtration basins was being flushed out.

“The substance discharged is a result of the routine maintenance of one of the water board’s wastewater sedimentation basins located at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Buffalo Avenue. The ‘inky water’ is the result of a routine, necessary, and short term change in the waste water treatment process,” he stated.

“The blackish water contained some accumulated solids and carbon residue within permitted limits and did not include any organic type oils or solvents. The unfortunate odor would be limited to the normal sewer water discharge smell,” Porter continued.

He pointed out that filtration unit was taken offside and discharged out as they were preparing for the contractors who are supposed to start working on improving the basin.

Anyhow, the residents were still angry with the Water Board’s timing because it is a season time.

“We were shocked,” Niagara Falls city administrator Nick Melson stated. “We’re very upset with the lack of communication and we’re going to rectify that with all the stakeholders.”

But the black water was once again blue and beautiful in the morning.

The Water Board issued an apology for distressing the residents and said that in the future the residents will be noted about matters like this.

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