Complaints about odors from the plant, which was built in the 1950s, certainly aren’t new. Odorous hydrogen sulfide builds up in the raw sewage that flows into the plant through miles and miles of sewer lines. It can be smelled in neighborhoods all around the plant, depending on the time of year and which way the wind is blowing.
The problem will be even worse for a few weeks, said Becky Lewis, sewage treatment superintendent for the city. Then, she said, it should be a lot better.
The city is taking measures to minimize the odors at the facility, which treats approximately 30 million gallons of wastewater a day.
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