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Posted at 8:05 AM ET, 05/21/2010

WASA works to rid C&O Canal of stink

By Washington Post editors

After years of study, the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority and the National Park Service Thursday broke ground on a solution to the problem of the odor along the C&O Canal: building six air-scrubbing huts in place of all but a few of the sewer vents, NBC 4 reports.

“We have been working with D.C. WASA for a permanent fix to the odors and are pleased with this solution that will control odors, provide new public restrooms and will blend in with the park surroundings,” said National Park Service Superintendent Kevin Brandt.

Other scrubbing facilities are planned for Montgomery County, Loudoun and Fairfax counties.

D.C. WASA General Manager George Hawkins estimates the cost of the project at almost $15 million

By Washington Post editors  | May 21, 2010; 8:05 AM ET
 
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