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Old 05-28-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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Please join us for a comprehensive meeting on the Smell in Woodlake this Friday evening, May 29, 2009 at 6:30 PM at Woodlake Baptist Church 6980 Woodlake Club Dr. hosted by Greens of Greater Woodlake.
At this meeting TCEQ, Bexar County, SARA, and New Earth will all discuss the measures that have been taken to resolve the smell problem.
Please join us and please review the list of names this email was sent to. If I missed anyone please forward this email to them as well

Bexar County Environmental Engineer
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Winter, Andrew <awinter@bexar.org>
Subject: Smell in Woodlake To everyone who has been sending me reports of the smell in Woodlake Attached is a quick summary and status of the ongoing investigation of the smell in Woodlake. Please forward this email to anyone who I may have left out and if you don’t mind please CC me on that so I can add them to my email list.
we continue to investigate your reports and are still trying to find the source(s) of this problem. I appreciate your continued help in finding this problem, please keep sending in the reports.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:01 PM
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Methinks there's an echo, too.

Sorry about your smell problem, though. I visited Lewiston, ID once and the smell there was just something I could never get used to, but the locals said they did.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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What exactly is the smell?
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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What exactly is the smell?
Do we have a legend of boggy creek thing going on? Low water levels with the drought causing sludge and algae to build up and decompose? What is the prob.....inquiring minds here...
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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isn't this ?
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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I live in Woodlake. The other day I stepped into my garage and it smelled like there was a dead animal in there. I started looking around...figured my cat had killed a bird or squirrel or something. When I could not find anything I stepped outside and discovered that the smell was all around the area...not just my house. I figured it was some nasty fertilizer being used in a nearby field because a few times a year I can smell that as well. Who knows what it really was though.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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You know....there was a story in the news a few years ago about a community West of Seguin that had a similar problem. I remember driving along I-10 and we all were gasping. But it was more of a sewer smell. I can't remember the details, but they had actually recycled sewage waste and were spreading it all over that area like fertilizer. The story claimed it was safe, but the side effects of the smell were devastating to this little area. Anyone remember that?

Maybe that's what's happening at Woodlake? I don't remember any landfills in that area when it was being developed. Possibly check with the county records department about that kind of thing. I definitely wouldn't leave it up to the authorities to sign off on it if it's that bad.

Sorry ...it's sounds terrible!
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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I'm no environmentalist, but could this be the culprit?

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Old 05-28-2009, 11:43 PM
 
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What exactly is the smell?
I believe it is coming from the New Earth composting place on I 10 since they are attending the meeting and the smell is the worst near their facility.
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