Brat’s New Sewer Plant Defective
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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#21 Feb 12, 2014
A $32 million stink

Neighbors complain about smell from Brattleboro wastewater plant

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN / Reformer Staff
Posted: 02/12/2014 03:00:00 AM EST | Updated: 58 min. ago

BRATTLEBORO -- Sandy Pagnuicci was not pleased to find out Tuesday that her sewer rates were going to increase by 6 percent.

The Selectboard on Monday discussed next year's utility budget and talked about the sewer rate hike, largely pointing to bond payments on the new $32 million wastewater treatment plant as the reason behind the rate increase.

Pagnuicci lives at Morningside Commons, just upwind from the plant and she understands that it will be up to the users to pay back the money on the wastewater treatment plant upgrade. But since the town began to change over its system during the past few years the stink from the new plant has been so strong on some days that it prevents her from spending time in her yard.

"I don't want to cause trouble but I don't want to live with it anymore," Pagnuicci said. "And I sure don't want to pay more for it. If they're not going to fix it maybe they can at least give us a break on the taxes."

Pagnuicci said on hot humid summer days the smell is overbearing and she can't garden, cook food outside or spend time on her porch. It is more intermittent in winter, though she said the smell does occur even in the cold weather. Just this week, after she heard that the sewer rates were going to go up, Pagnuicci said she got out of her car and could smell the odor of rotting human waste.

Pagnuicci has contacted the town about the problem, and Public Works Director Steve Barrett said he and his staff are trying to remedy the situation.

Barrett is not entirely convinced that the smell has gotten stronger since the $32 million plant, but he did say it is probably worse than it should be and the wastewater treatment plant operators are experimenting with different methods to try to eliminate at least some of the odor.

"We don't like that people can smell it," Barrett said. "We take being a good neighbor very seriously. It's not a new problem. We expected it to get better after the upgrade."

Barrett said it is not entirely clear why the smell is so bad at certain times of the process.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#22 Feb 12, 2014
The plant is not 100 percent completed and he said it could improve once all of the new systems in the plant are up and running.

He said he is looking into different strategies, such as masking the odor with a disinfectant or using odorized fans to control the smell.

"We're working on it," he said. "There are certain times when it is worse. I hope we can coexist with the neighbors.

Pagnuicci, a member of the Morningside Commons Association, has been living in the condominium complex for 11 years, and she said the smell has gotten worse since the upgrade. She has talked with Barrett, and understands the town is trying to deal with it.

"We're not getting enough information. We want a timeline," she said. "We don't want see our property values go down. We don't want to spend another summer smelling sewage in our backyard."

But she said she and her neighbors are getting frustrated after waiting for almost two years, and learning this week that their sewer rates were going to increase was the last straw.

"For two years we have been getting the same vague answers," Pagnuicci said. "It's left me wondering if they built a good plant and if they know how to fix this or not."

Just this week, Barrett said, plant operators experimented with a new agent that might help, but he said it was going to take a week or so to see if it makes any difference.

"We'll keep working on it until we come up with a situation that helps," Barrett said. "But we are dealing with human waste here, and there is going to be an odor."
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#23 Feb 12, 2014
I reported it first!
I Know More Than You

Bennington, VT

#24 Feb 12, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I reported it first!
You must have a good sniffer.
Jersey Sure

Florham Park, NJ

#25 Feb 12, 2014
I Know More Than You wrote:
<quoted text>
You must have a good sniffer.
We know Mikey is always sticking his sniffer where it doesn't below.
Jersey Sure

Florham Park, NJ

#26 Feb 12, 2014
belong
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#27 Feb 12, 2014
Mike Muligan wrote:
Man, it smells bad like sewer gas in the last week while going up and down route 119 opposite the new pollution control plant.
Why...
It is just a matter of wind direction.
ECT Helps Defectiveness

Rutland, VT

#28 Feb 12, 2014
Jersey Sure wrote:
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We know Mikey is always sticking his sniffer where it doesn't belong.
not to mention his other senses too...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/brattleboro-v...
those from New Joisey are so used to living where it smells bad that they don't usually stay long in Vermont cuz they get homesick (thank God)
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The officer said that he had the “authority” to stop them from filming even though he admitted that it was not illegal to film the Hyperion sewage treatment plant in Los Angeles, California.“There’s no law, but like I said, based on the fact that it is a critical site, your activity is being deemed suspicious so we have the authority,” he said.This is a perfect example of how police officers routinely use the “color of law” to deprive journalists of their First Amendment right to publicly film and cover news stories.
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(Editor’s note: India is often touted as an example of what NWO globalism can do for a country.)
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LewRockwell
Today, anyone who utters an 'anti-government' thought can come under suspicion. Anyone who gets too close to U.S. officials or writes them a strongly-worded letter can come under suspicion. America is a police state sewer. The filthiest practices of government are washing over the country.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#29 Feb 12, 2014
That is really bad, to photograph shit?
StopTheCrime dot Net

Rutland, VT

#30 Feb 12, 2014
ewe just don't get it, never will
see there's this thing called the Bill of Rights and...
oh never f*ing mind
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BTW the H2O from that poop treatment plant goes right into the Conn River- to the Flatanders--HA HA!
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#31 Feb 12, 2014
But it does give you a right to distroy government...
Community Disorganizer

Trumbull, CT

#32 Feb 13, 2014
StopTheCrime dot Net wrote:
BTW the H2O from that poop treatment plant goes right into the Conn River- to the Flatanders--HA HA!
No problem it just keeps flowing right into the Lawn Giland Sound! You can keep the stink, we'll send up our pimps, prostitutes, pushers, pill heads, pedophiles, perverts, and criminal degenerates; sounds like a good deal for the good State of Connecticut, and I'm sure Massachusetts feels the same way.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#33 Feb 13, 2014
This is a piss ant little system and there is no new engineering and science...they aren’t supposed to have start-up issues like this. They got taken to the cleaners and the delay is trying to protecting the town officials and the selectman.

They build these systems by the dozens nationwide and we are really experianced with the...

Knowing the end of of the frugal third world...the bought the low cost system. The contractor sold them on a Cadillac system...but paid pennies for it.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#34 Feb 13, 2014
It is another Baybutt deal where the contractor took it at a lost trying to save his company?

Thay ain't got enough money to make it right and the town wasn't smart enough to write a good contract and to withhold significant payment to assure a timely finish of the project...
Sandy Hoax

Nashua, NH

#35 Feb 18, 2014
Community Disorganizer wrote:
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No problem it just keeps flowing right into the Lawn Giland Sound! You can keep the stink, we'll send up our pimps, prostitutes, pushers, pill heads, pedophiles, perverts, and criminal degenerates; sounds like a good deal for the good State of Connecticut, and I'm sure Massachusetts feels the same way.
ain't nuthin 'good' about the scum that run Connecticut!
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there are still some good patriotic people there tho...
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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#36 Feb 18, 2014
Bad attitude!
Sandy Hoax

Nashua, NH

#37 Feb 18, 2014
yes the anti-2nd Amendment scum DO have a very bad attitude!
GOA.org
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#38 Feb 18, 2014
Any excuse to hate the USA!
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#39 Mar 7, 2014
Man, it was stinking Wednesdays on my bike ride to Brat. I am thinking now the sewer plant wasn’t designed for the new capabilities of that Commonwealth Dairy facility.

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