In past years residents near the University Area Joint Authority in State College have complained about the smell that comes from the waste water treatment plant.
Folks who live in the Independence Place neighborhood near the University Area Joint Authority, in State College, tell me the smell is back and it’s as bad as it’s ever been.
“It’s very much raw sewage,” Sandra Gonzalez, Homeowner, in the Independence Place Neighborhood said.
“It think the first time we noticed it we were just out walking out dogs,” Ashik Sathish, Resident in the Independence Place, said.
“I’ve grown up in State College, with the smell,” Elisabeth Connors-Kos, Resident, in Independence Place, said.
“It’s just like rotten eggs and tuna and it’s just not a pleasant smell,” Connors-Kos, said. “It ruins dates.
The plant is in the process of moving their treatment facility to a new building, in a ten million dollar project.
That new building will work more efficiently and have better equipment like filters, that completely keep out moisture, which causes smells. That project is set to be finished in July, meanwhile moving that facility is causing more of a smell.
“Having that taken care of by July would be nice, to help mitigate the problem,” Sathish, said.