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Published on April 2nd, 2015 | by twwwine

Drought creating sewer stench in Midtown and Downtown Sacramento

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A smelly stench in Midtown Sacramento has left a lot of residents and business owners curious about the smell. City spokesperson Rhea Serran told FOX40 Monday that Downtown and Midtown Sacramento have been historically stinky due to the combined storm and waste water systems.

“One way to remedy it is to flush it out. Due to the drought, we are no longer doing that,” Serran said. It takes thousands of gallons of water to flush the sewage system and in an effort to save water, Serran says city officials have chosen to stop flushing the system this year.

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