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Old 04-18-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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Anyone live near Brown Field Road (so aptly named for what they are spraying out there)?

I am looking to buy a home a mile or so down the road from it and I am concerned about the smell in the area. Does anyone know how often the fields are sprayed?

I don't have a problem living close to the WWTP, just wondering if the smell travels far on the regular, which would affect resale values and I can't exactly ask home sellers in the area if their neighborhood stinks.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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I would also check the groundwater, if the house is on well water. Seems like there was a problem in that area about 8-12 years ago. they may have put in pipes since then...
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Why can't you ask the neighbors? I wouldn't come right out and say, "Does it stink around here?" But, you can say, "Do you ever get any smells from the wastewater treatment plant?" If they answer "Yes" you can query them further about how often and how strong, etc. I don't think there is anything wrong with that.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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I have only seen one person outside, and I did ask her. She said she didn't notice any smell, but I know sometimes you can get used to stuff.

It is city water, thankfully. Thanks for the suggestions, folks! I love city-data!
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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R & O,

Have you checked out the possible route of 540?
Yes, it is at least 10 years away, but a good thing to investigate before buying.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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Good point. I wish they had better maps to go by for future 540. I have been looking for a house for 2 years on and off (as we figured out the best location for us with employment changes). Finally decide to stay in JoCo and it looks like 540 will be close to the house, but hopefully not so close as to adversely affect resale value. I would think it would run west of the wastewater plant. Thanks, Mike.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Good point. I wish they had better maps to go by for future 540. I have been looking for a house for 2 years on and off (as we figured out the best location for us with employment changes). Finally decide to stay in JoCo and it looks like 540 will be close to the house, but hopefully not so close as to adversely affect resale value. I would think it would run west of the wastewater plant. Thanks, Mike.
It will pretty much have to be to the west, to tie in with the existing highway.
Of course, it depends on what lonely mussel someone locates a few years from now......
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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You have probably made your decision by now, but if not, here is an article to read:
City wants to spread biosolids again as waste disposal - Clayton News-Star - ClaytonNewsStar.com
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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You have probably made your decision by now, but if not, here is an article to read:
City wants to spread biosolids again as waste disposal - Clayton News-Star - ClaytonNewsStar.com

Yes, we move into the house in a few weeks and I hope the smell won't be an issue. The house is on city water because of the ground contamination back in 2003.

I would find it hard to believe that they haven't been spraying at all for ten years, but the article is not very clear. How many acres are there? How often will they be spraying, etc. These are hypothetical questions that I know you cannot answer.

I won't be able to say we were not informed (although it was from my own research and your article here, thank you for sharing it!), but I am hopeful it won't be a stinky neighborhood.

Thanks again!

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