Dorchester County is one step closer to borrowing money for wastewater treatment plant improvements that should reduce a foul-smelling odor emitting from its North Charleston location.
On Monday night, Dorchester County Council passed the second reading of an ordinance to borrow up to about $5 million for the improvements.
The county would use that money to buy new equipment that should reduce the odors and add additional equipment in case a part in the facility fails.
Residents told News 2 that the smelly odors have been a problem for years.
“The smell got really bad as the neighborhood developed more and more,” said Bob Koscianski, a River Oaks resident. Generally speaking, they would air out the facility on a Friday evening. And on Friday evening or Friday night, it stunk pretty bad.”
The ordinance still requires one additional reading before the money can be borrowed for the improvements.