Water

Hope for Hill Residents Struggling with Increased Sewage Odor from Nearby Treatment Facility

This summer has seen a ferocious spike in odor emanating from Portland Water District's East End Wastewater Treatment Facility located near Tukey's bridge along the Eastern Prom trail. The smelly air from the facility rises to the top of Munjoy Hill, then settles on the neighborhood, blanketing residents in the unmistakable funk of human waste. Many people have called the facility in recent weeks as well as complained across social media of not being able to open windows and of parents and children at the East End Community School gagging from the smell.

Locals have reason to be hopeful however, according to new details from the Portland Water District.