In the event you caught a powerful whiff of one thing smelly in downtown Belfast this week, you’re not alone.
A number of folks have posted on social media in regards to the odor, which has permeated the world from the Belfast Neighborhood Co-op on Excessive Avenue to the skatepark on Washington Avenue.
Belfast Mayor Eric Sanders mentioned there are a number of days every summer time the place the downtown does get hit with a powerful scent. Whereas he mentioned there may very well be numerous variables, he’s fairly positive the odor is coming from town’s wastewater therapy middle.
“The within temperatures can attain over 140 levels,” Sanders mentioned. “So, when that occurs, you may think about what occurs to the scent of that stuff.”
Along with the current excessive temperatures, Sanders mentioned the midsummer rush of vacationers coming to city and occasions just like the Maine Celtic Celebration that deliver 1000’s of holiday makers into the group can result in a interval the place the therapy middle has much more waste to deal with than typical.
Employees on the plant have turned on an extra fan to assist disperse the scent and can double verify the pipes resulting in the therapy middle, he mentioned.
“We’re working exhausting, and so are the pipes,” Sanders quipped.
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