Kosciusko aldermen vote to buy aerators to combat lagoon stench (audio)

Kosciusko City officials hope they have found the solution to the unpleasant smell that has been plaguing the area.

Aldermen voted Tuesday night to purchase 12 Lagoon Master aerators at a cost of just over $190,000. The equipment will be used in the lagoon located just across the Natchez Trace Parkway to help control the odor.

During the meeting, Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft and Wastewater Superintendent Howard Sharkey explained how these aerators circulate water differently than ones currently used in the lagoon.

Both Cockroft and Sharkey spoke with several officials from communities that have use this equipment and all reported that they work as advertised.

The smell is most noticeable on Veteran’s Memorial Drive, but affects other parts of town at times. Changes in the weather from hot days to cold nights are known to make it worse.

Click here to see a video of how these aerators will operate.

Audio: Kosciusko Mayor Jimmy Cockroft

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