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POLL: Does Milpitas Stink?

On Tuesday, the council will review the 2011 odor control report in response to complaints of garbage and sewer smells that have plagued residents.

City officials have received 26 odor complaints in Milpitas since May, and councilmembers will review a new report on odor control at

The primary odor sources in Milpitas are the , "sludge lagoons" of sewage, landscaping applications and wetland marshes.

Odor complaints reached , prompting a new, . However, construction won't begin until the approval process has completed, which could be as late as 2013.

To report odors, call the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's hotline at 1-800-334-6367. According to a January 2011 report, this is the most effective way to enforce odor control regulations. 

Tell us what you think:

Avni Nijhawan October 05, 2011 at 02:46 PM
To report odors, call the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's hotline at 1-800-334-6367.
Max November 08, 2011 at 07:44 PM
Or fill out report online via: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/engineering/odor_report.asp
Homes & Estates Liquidation Providers H.E.L.P. January 05, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Let's not kid ourselves there is odor and it's worse under certain weather conditions! And every air quality mgmt org,.in the bay area knows it, it was better for a while but it's back.
Srini June 09, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Last year the number of days I could smell the odor had increased when compared to previous year. This year we periodically get the smell at the increased frequency. What is the city council doing? Does this not seem like a problem.

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