Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 14, 2013

Officials turn to video to solve bad smell

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — LINWOOD — What’s that smell? Well, let’s go to the video.

Officials in Bay County plan to install mobile cameras through sewer lines to determine what’s causing a big stink in Linwood. MLive says the county Department of Water and Sewer also is considering a thorough cleansing of a 6-mile-long pipe.

Department director Tom Paige wonders if the stench is related to sewer gas. Mary Jane Williams, owner of the Linwood Party Store, says it’s been a problem for three years but this year “has been worse than it’s ever been.”

Linwood wants to be known for other things, not bad odor. The community on Saginaw Bay hosts an annual pickle festival and is a popular launching spot for perch and walleye fishermen.