Longueuil will dump millions of liters of sewage into the Saint Lawrence River

For eight days this month the Saint Lawrence River may smell a lot more like sewage than usual.

According to Radio-Canada, the City of Longueuil is going to be dumping up to 150 million liters of wastewater into the river.

The spill is needed because of major work being done on an underwater pipeline between the South Shore and Île Charron.

There will be a grid installed to retain solids.

The dump will take place between November 15 and 22. The city told the public broadcaster the dates were chosen in order to reduce the impact the sewage would have on fish.