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Sixty-five kilometres of sewers in the Colborne Road area will be scoped to identify problems, prioritize repairs and hopefully address a long-standing problem with sewer gas, city hall says.

Sewer Technologies Inc. has been contracted for the sewer flushing and condition assessment at a cost of $300,000, with Sarnia on the hook for one-third.

Because of the city’s flat terrain, wastewater sometimes doesn’t move fast enough and becomes stagnant, releasing smelly sewer gases.

The area around Colborne Road is a frequent source of odour complaints.

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