Regina’s mayor has issued a formal apology, but it’s not about any political scandal. Instead, Mayor Pat Fiacco apologized for the foul smell wafting into the west and northwest parts of the city from a wastewater treatment plant.
The problem is being blamed on old infrastructure, warm temperatures, and low oxygen levels in the lagoons. Fiacco says chemicals are being added to the water to help reduce the scent for now. He also said that a broken blower that pumps oxygen into the water should be running by the end of the month.
There are plans to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant by the end of 2016.