March 01, 2017
Written by Public Works Staff
From West Fargo Pioneer: Change could be in the air
Nearly each year around this time, a slightly offensive odor begins wafting through the city. Officials attribute the odor to the city's wastewater treatment lagoons, the 460-acre waste stabilization ponds near 12th Avenue Northwest. It can sift through the northern part of the city as a whisper, but if the weather warms up, a north wind can quickly move the stench.
Fortunately for super smellers, the odors usually only last a few weeks, but with the area's already-mild winter weather, city officials are looking for ways to dampen the annual oratory aromas.
Communications Specialist Melissa Richard said city officials are considering four plans to attack the sour scent.
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