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Odor control plans progress in Monroe
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MONROE - An ongoing battle to mitigate the smell wafting from the Monroe Wastewater Treatment Plant has been plaguing city staff for years, but a new plan on the horizon may help significantly reduce the odor. In early November 2015, six-sided discs called Hexa-Cover Floating Cover were dumped into the plant's equalization tank as part of initial plans to address the issue after the recent reconstruction of the wastewater facility. The discs were meant to simply float on top of the liquid, blocking UV rays to limit the growth of algae and reduce evaporation and emission by 95 percent.