Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

June 29, 2023

SENATOR ANWAR CHEERS STATE BOND COMMITTEE APPROVAL OF $1.3 MILLION FOR SOUTH WINDSOR ODOR CONTROL SYSTEM

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) cheered the State Bond Commission’s approval of $1.3 million in funds to support the replacement of equipment that is expected to reduce a significant nuisance in parts of town. The $1.3 million will support the replacement of the South Windsor Water Pollution Control Facility’s centralized odor system, following complaints from residents recently that the system’s inefficiencies have caused serious issues with lingering smells in parts of town.

“This funding is important because it will fix an issue causing headaches for a number of constituents. They have regularly contacted me to share their plight, and I worked to help secure these funds for our community,” said Sen. Anwar. “By replacing this system at the town’s facilities, I’m confident that these issues will be alleviated, helping clear the air and improve residents’ experiences. I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their support of this project.”

The $1.3 million committed to the replacement of the centralized odor system, with the project in total costing $2.6 million, with half funded by other means including town funding.

Town residents have expressed concerns over odors from the WPCA; while a report commissioned by the town did not find significant issues with smell, dozens of residents complained at a June 2022 meeting, according to the Journal Inquirer newspaper. Some residents have expressed that the odors impact their daily lives. Improvements to the equipment in question are expected to rectify the situation.