Mail readers have their say in ‘vile’ stench in Barrow
READERS had their say after a fault at a water treatment center left a ‘vil’ pong in an area of Barrow.
A spokesperson for United Utilities said the company was aware of recent complaints which appeared to be the result of a temporary failure of an odor control unit coupled with additional activity on site and hot weather.
A Roosecote resident described the stench as “vile”, while councilors Martin McLeavy and Jay Zaccarini said they were standing behind the residents.
Observer58 said: “This is not a new or isolated problem. If the wind is south-easterly, the smell can seep all the way to Risedale. This is a regular occurrence for which UU has no sorry. Come on Martin, please take this in hand on behalf of the residents. All new homes built in the proposed development area will be worth about a dime. It’s not just Westgate and the Vulcans affected is all of South Barrow.
Furness Abbot said: “It’s a hot water treatment plant. They rarely smell of roses. After eating all those McDonald’s, what are we waiting for.”
Duncan Mills said: “The estate on the former Roose Hospital site was built long after the sewer work, purchasing gas from a house next door should be considered. Like Norman who bought one house next to a racetrack and lobbied to get it closed because of the noise, do like Norman. ”
Roofman19 said: “Good enough for the Barra Jacks to breathe it all won’t kill you. Vitamins.”
Alvin 1066 said, “Who would buy a home in one of this area’s fecal smells at the best of times, that’s why house prices are so cheap.”
The publicists said: “This has been happening on and off for years. Probably since the start of the remediation work. Unfortunately, United Utilities is only lip service to those who complain knowing full well that there is has little or no punishment that can be inflicted on them. MP Simon Fell to see if he has any influence in resolving this issue permanently. ”