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Sewage Plant Has Plans to Rein in Smell in American Fork

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) -- Some American Fork residents will soon have some relief from an odor plaguing the area.

Officials say there's a smell in the air near exit 275 on I-15 --- and it's the result of 160,000 people flushing their toilets. They say all of that waste flows to the Timpanogos Special Services District --- located off the freeway.

City officials say plant engineers are now looking for ways to cut back on the odor --- while a $55 million expansion project gets off the ground. All of the money will be used to expand the plant's capacity by 10 million gallons per day and eliminate the need to dry processed sludge in the open air.

The new system should be ready to go in the next three years. In the meantime, officials are trying to implement other measures to help ease odors before the three years has passed.

A decision on those measures will likely be made next month.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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