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Southington Winning Sewage Odor Battle

SOUTHINGTON — This summer has seen a big drop in the sewage odor problems that last summer generated dozens of resident complaints and perplexed workers who tackled the noxious issue.

A combination of several factors turned out to be causing the intermittent smell — failures in the equipment that processes sewage sludge and fluctuations in sewage flows that effected the efficiency of treatment, the town sewer committee was told Wednesday.

Plant Superintendent John DeGioia said the number of complaints so far have been far less than last summer, a result of patching up aging equipment, the use of additional chemicals and movement of pipes and hoses to improve...