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Monday, April 29, 2019

Odour Lingers From Sewage Plant

Shelburne | by Jill Young  

The Town of Shelburne says the sewage plants are at capacity causing a putrid odour.

There's been a terrible odour around Shelburne recently, and the Town says they're working to address those concerns.

Over the last few weeks, residents and businesses have been experiencing an increase in the odour from the sewage treatment plant in the northeast part of town.

The Town of Shelburne says Friday April 26th the Ontario Clean Water Agency had planned to haul biosolids for agricultural application, but due to the weather the work has been postponed.

These biosolids are made up of organic matter recycled from sewage, and is approved and safe to use for land application under Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks regulations.

It's a routine process done twice a year.

The Town says the holding ponds are at capacity right now, and that's creating an unpleasant odour to residents closer to the treatment plant.

 

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