City Leaders Talk About Putrid Problem

The Lufkin City Council is working on solving a smelly problem in two neighborhoods. A sewer interceptor line is causing a serious stench in the Keltys and Lotus Lane areas. The line goes from the Ellen Trout lift station all the way to the sewer plant.

For years, there have been many complaints from Lufkin residents about the smell. It gets even worse during the summer.

City engineer Keith Wright said, "There are different parts of the sewer that can contribute to odor. We have to identify those things, find out what the best treatment would be and, hopefully, implement that treatment option and eliminate the odor."

The estimated cost to fix the problem is $48,000. That would pay for a six-week testing period, equipment, and engineering analysis to determine the best treatment option.