SMELL: ‘Spalding stink’ set to continue

Gary Taylor and Sandra White have campaigned to clean the water tower
Gary Taylor and Sandra White have campaigned to clean the water tower
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Following my previous letter concerning the ‘Spalding stink’.

It appears that Anglian Water do understand the problem but will not spend the money to sort it out.

Obviously the Spalding installation is not the only one to have had problems with odours

Instead they are relying upon mitigating the smell. That is reducing the smell but not stopping it.

This information came to light in a reply to my previous letter by someone who tells me that the installation is not at capacity and nothing is cheap to install and with price controls extremely tight, a big cheque is not going to be given to solve all the issues.But the company is committed to continue to try to sort the issue permanently.

If so why waste money on systems that only reduce the smell?

I note that Anglian Water has a turnover of £1,092 million, operating profit of £447.3 million, net £266 million.Dividend payable £193 million.

Obviously the Spalding installation is not the only one to have had problems with odours.

Ingoldmells sewage works also had a problem.

It has taken Anglian Water some 20 years apparently, to solve the problem, cost approximately £800,000.

So has this flushed out Anglian Water, or do I smell a rat?

It looks as though residents, businesses and visitors will have to hold their noses for some time to come.