- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Water officials say odors at a Portland wastewater treatment plant will likely continue until next year.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/2cb0Lm1 ) reports the Portland Water District has received 83 odor complaints since mid-June about foul smells coming from the East End Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The district has said the system is having trouble infusing enough oxygen into the wastewater to eliminate odors.

The plant is also running on one new tank and one old tank. A third tank is offline while contractors finish construction of a replacement.

Officials say finishing an $11.4 million upgrade that’s currently in progress is the only way to control the odors. A second new tank is expected by December and officials say they’re working to have a third online by next spring.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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