A number of people had called Clarence Valley Council offices this week to ask about the source of sewer-like smells near Yamba/Wooloweyah.
A number of people had called Clarence Valley Council offices this week to ask about the source of sewer-like smells near Yamba/Wooloweyah. Contributed

Smell the result of rain, not from down the drain

CLARENCE Valley residents have been assured strange sewer-like smells over the past few days are a by-product of recent rain and not from malfunctioning sewerage systems.

Clarence Valley Council works and civil director Troy Anderson said a number of people had called council offices this week to ask about the source of the smell near Yamba/Wooloweyah, with some suggesting it could be coming from council's sewerage systems.

"I can assure people the sewerage systems are working as they should," he said.

"When staff investigated odour complaints they found it was not coming from the sewerage systems.

"We had one complaint from the Harwood area and there is no sewerage system there, so it is not that. We believe it is the result of recent rain and some unusual tidal activity, which has resulted in rotting vegetation."

If you have any issues that you want to raise with the council, phone them on 6643 0200.



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