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  • Jefferson Weaver

Foul Smell Not Sewer, City Says

The foul smell drawing complaints in the Maultsby Street area of Whiteville is not a sewer problem.

“The city of Whiteville has no problems with the wastewater system that are causing the smell,” said Hal Lowder, director of Whiteville Emergency Services.

The smell is instead coming from a quantity of biological waste that is being processed by a local firm, Lowder said. Herr Environmental is breaking down the materials for another private firm.

State air quality officials have been contacted and are looking into the project, Lowder said.

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