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Winnipeg residents in a number of southern neighbourhoods are being asked to reduce water use as work continues to repair a problematic leak that has been spewing sewage into the river off-and-on for nearly two weeks.

The city said Tuesday that crews and contractors are still hard at work to resolve the spill at the Fort Garry Bridge.

The pipe saga began last November when during a routine inspection, a leak was discovered in one of two pipes that run under the bridge.

The pipes, built in 1970, direct sewage from the southwest part of Winnipeg to the South End Sewage Treatment Plant.

The problematic, 700 millimetre pipe was taken out of service, leaving the remaining 800 millimetre pipe. While it was found to be in poor condition, the city said it could still handle the flow across the river.

The city began planning for a bypass system made up …

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