The west portion of the Port Hope Harbour has collapsed.
The municipality sent out a press release last night (Tues) saying the collapse was due to a structural failure, but that it doesn’t pose a health or safety concern.
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks have been notified, and municipal staff will be closely monitoring water quality and the sanitary main pipe.
The release also states that the deterioration of the west harbour wall was well known to municipal staff, and that just last year a silt curtain was installed which was designed to prevent any suspended materials in the water from moving into the harbour.
Staff say they will be working closely with its stakeholders to fix the collapse and will keep ratepayers in the loop as the process progresses.