An alert — and nose-holding — “06880” reader writes:
There has been a funny smell at Compo Cove, during low tide, for quite some time. Depending on which way the wind blows, it can be quite disgusting.
It’s not the usual low tide smell. It’s closer to the odor from a sewer line leak.
It started to stink around the time the town demolished the 2 houses that sat between the tide gates. Maybe the septic tanks or sewer connections were not secured properly.
These pictures are from yesterday, at the walkway by the tide gates. They show some disconnected pipes that came from who knows where.
It’s very hard to find the source of these types of problems. But I’m interested to find out if these are wastewater or drainage pipes, and why they’re obstructed and broken.
Have any “06880” readers also noticed the smell? And does anyone know the answer?