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Stop the Stink

Published Monday, 18 March 2013

Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign the community petition to stop the stink coming from the Deephams Sewage plant and make sure future improvements to the site tackle the odour it produces.

Thames Water who run the plant are currently consulting on plans to upgrade the facility to deal with greater quantities of sewage expected as a result of the predicted increase in the population of North London, but Enfield Council is keen that residents living in the vicinity of the plant are not affected by unpleasant smells it may produce in the future.

If 1,562 people sign the petition the matter can be discussed at Enfield Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee who can ask the council to take the matter up with Thames Water on residents' behalf.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Thames Water are embarking on a major upgrade of the Deephams Sewage plant and this is an excellent opportunity for residents to identify any issues they think need to be resolve such as the smell the site produces.

"We are willing to take up residents and business leaders' concerns with Thames Water to make sure the future upgrade of the site addresses the concerns of people living and working nearby, but they have to let us know if there is a problem which is why they need to sign the petition if they want us to act."

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