Topics:  sewerage, smell, southern downs regional council, warwick

Frustrated resident won't cop the pong of sewerage anymore

Ken Whiteland is sick of the sewerage smell wafting through his property each day, and the council can't say what's causing it.
Ken Whiteland is sick of the sewerage smell wafting through his property each day, and the council can't say what's causing it. Georja Ryan

KEN Whiteland is sick of locking up his house to avoid the putrid sewerage smell that wafts through his windows.

Why, what and where it comes from, nobody seems to know, and Mr Whiteland is demanding answers.

"Every time I ask council (what's causing the smell) they give me a different answer," he said.

Mr Whiteland lives in Doncaster Dr in Griffith Estate and said the smell began when the council hooked up their septic system to the town sewerage.

"That's when the rotten smell started - and it's rotten!" Mr Whiteland said.

He said he had made numerous complaints to the council and requested answers as to what was being done to rectify the problem that had gone on since March this year.

"I have spoken to five other neighbours and they're all complaining as well," he said.

Mr Whiteland said he was "completely dissatisfied" with the way the council had handled the situation.

"I have had enough and I'm not putting up with it any longer."

While the council was vague in their response when asked about what was happening to solve the pongy problem, a spokeswoman said council officers were "currently investigating the issue".

Mr Whiteland has recorded when the smell has hit over the past few weeks (See fact box on right) and said he wouldn't rest until something was done about it.

 

When the stink hit

  •  Saturday, October 6, 4.40pm
  •  Sunday, October 7,3.30pm
  •  Monday, October 8, 2.40pm, 5.25pm
  •  Wednesday, October 10, 2.20pm, 5.35pm
  •  Thursday, October 11, 10.30am
  •  Friday, October 12, 3.30pm
  •  Saturday, October 13, 9am, 2.40pm - 6pm.
  •  Monday, October 15, 10am, 12.20, 3.30, 5pm
  •  Tuesday, October 16, 9.45am


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