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Officials: Foul odor in Fairfield should be fixed by the spring

John Bodie, the superintendent of the Water Pollution Control Authority, says complaints of a smell wafting through the air started at the end of September.

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2022, 10:19 PM

Updated 541 days ago

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Fairfield officials say neighbors should be able to breathe easy again by this spring.
John Bodie, the superintendent of the Water Pollution Control Authority, says complaints of a smell wafting through the air started at the end of September. He says it was because a cleaning processor broke.
The processor is called a primary digester and it helps to break down the sewage while reducing odor.
Bodie says they got two bids for the repair, and they will accept the $1.4 million bid. The money will come out of the Water Pollution Control Authority fund.
“Without the primary digester, the destruction of solids doesn't happen – so we’re processing raw sludge and wasted activated sludge,” Bodie says.
Bodie says it will hopefully be fixed by the spring, and neighbors can start breathing in some fresher air.


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