It hasn’t been the best week for Charlottetown’s water department. First came the lead problem and now the news that the new sewage plant is giving off a smell that’s covering the neighbourhood. The CBC reports:
The smell is not a total surprise. During the plans for the upgrade, consultants for the city warned that the plant might start giving off a bad smell. The consultants’ concerns were noted, but because of a lack of money nothing was done to stop the problem before it started.
“Okay, so you can get the smelly model for $18.7 million, or you can upgrade to the smell-free model and pay $19.2 million.” The mind boggles.