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'Some odors' eliminated at NU wastewater plant

Published: 9:30 AM, 08/29/2013 Last updated: 9:30 AM, 08/29/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Some of the odor problem at Newport Utilities' wastewater plant has been eliminated since workers have started a peroxide treatment process, according to NU Wasterwater Department Manager Carrol Proffitt.

Speaking to the NU board of directors on Tuesday, Proffitt said, "We've eliminated some odors, but in removing them have uncapped other odors."

Proffitt said the process, which began Aug. 9, has improved the situation. "We're having some trouble with the feeding pumps," he said, "but are working on it today."

Proffitt added, "The odor problem has improved some, and I think we're going in the right direction. But we will still have odor. After all, it is a wastewater plant."

On the recommendation of Jimmy Robertson, NU Electric Department Manager, the board approved the low bid of $26,950 from Watthour Engineering for an electric meter test board.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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