Town of Osoyoos working to flush away odour issues at sewage lagoon

For lifelong Osoyoos, B.C., resident Tina Slater, the stench wafting off the town’s sewage lagoon is an issue that people have had to endure for as long as she can remember.

The South Okanagan community of 5,500 residents has three sewage lagoons that process the community’s wastewater.

When the temperature rises in the spring and summer, the odour coming off the sewage ponds often rises along with it, according to Slater.

“It’s been going on for years. You go downtown to the grocery store, and everybody’s talking about it. The air is kind of stagnant, and just the whole town stinks.”

A heat wave earlier this month brought on the unpleasant odour, Slater said, adding that instead of waxing and

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