Although we do not live in the city nor are we hooked to a sewage line, our routines often take us past the nearby town's sewage treatment plant. It's currently under construction, though whether it's just been built or is under expansion or improvement I don't know. What I do know is that it REEKS. We're lucky that we don't smell it where we live, though unfortunately it's located next to the creek for which our township is named, which runs through the back of the lots across the street from our house (I'm not sure in which direction, though. I hope it's downriver.) How convenient, I thought, for a sewer treatment plant to be located next to a creek. But I feel sorry for the subdivision across from the sewage plant, a bunch of pricey brand new homes. The stench is so strong I can't understand why these people would even bother building a back deck. Is this normal? When sewage treatment plants are complete and properly functioning, are they still supposed to stink? Are they supposed to have open "pools" of churning brown water in them? Isn't that disgusting?