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Where’s That Smell Coming From?

Yes, Virginia, the street to the Post Falls sewer plant really is called Brown Trout Drive. Props to Post Falls for a sense of humor — and to Kerry Thoreson for snapping this photoand posting this on her Facebook wall.

“In my role as a city councilor,” Facebooks Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson of Post Falls, “I receive a number of calls and emails on just about every topic under the sun. This week I have the short answer to a question posed by residents in south Post Falls regarding an unpleasant aroma in recent days. With temperatures well into the nineties for an extended period, waste traveling from the lift stations in Riverside Harbor, Ponderosa and Greensferry all the way to the treatment plant on Seltice between Chase Road and McGuire can get a little odorous. Sometimes even those small holes in manhole covers can allow the aroma to escape. Terry Werner, Post Falls Public Services Director, tells me that their crews have been out the past few days making adjustments. This is the layman's explanation of a very complex process. And for those of you who doubt we have a sense of humor in Post Falls, I took a photo of the street sign in front of the wastewater plant.

Question: I lived in Lewiston for 2 years. I haven't smelled anything in Coeur d'Alene remotely as bad as the stink coming from Potlatch on any given day. How about you? Ever lived in a stinky place?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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