Cambridge: Bad Smell

11 July 2013, 13:29 | Updated: 11 July 2013, 13:33

Anglian Water says a bad smell in the air in parts of Cambridge is being caused by a problem at a sewage plant.

It's after reports of a foul smell in parts of north Cambridge.

Anglian Water, which runs a sewage treatment works in Milton, says it is being caused by a tear in a large bag that holds gas at the plant.

The gas is said to be 'harmless but at times smelly'.

John Clare, from Anglian Water, said: "We do have a problem at our water recycling centre in Cambridge and we're very sorry if this has been causing a nuisance for people. 

The problem has been caused by a tear in a giant bag which is used to hold gas produced during the treatment process.

This is allowing harmless but at times smelly gas to escape. 

Unfortunately, because of where the bag sits in the treatment process, this is a highly complex problem to address. We're due to meet with specialist contractors in the coming days and are working to get it fixed as quickly as possible. 

Once again we are sorry for any upset this may be causing to people living or working nearby."