We received a complaint at the weekend from the Rawreth Lane area about a sewage smell. So we spoke to the Environmental Health Dept at the District Council today. They told us that there is a problem smell coming from the sewage treatment works in Watery Lane Rawreth.

Apparently the ‘cake’ (the dried and treated sewage) hadn’t been treated properly recently , but this is now being sorted out and things should start improving after tomorrow.

We are also told that the volume of the treated sewage/cake being limed in the Rayleigh West Works will be reduced in the autumn when other works outside the district become operational after their upgrades.

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