City spending $150K fix to clear stinky pond air in Riverside South

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, March 1, 2018

The city government thinks it can finally kill the stench coming from a stormwater pond in Riverside South.

The pond between Dusty Miller Crescent and Limebank Road stinks. The sulphur smell has made the area reek like rotten eggs in the winter. It’s been on city hall’s radar for years, but it hasn’t been able to stop the stench. Construction of new stormwater ponds in the community have made residents nervous.

But now, a $150,000 solution for the stinky pond is in the works and it could finally clear the air in this corner of the southern suburb. City staff brought in researchers from the University of Ottawa, and together, they believe they have come up with an answer.