City to discuss future of Lowell biodigester Monday

Lowell Energy AD's anaerobic biodigester on Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016.

LOWELL, Mich. (WOOD) – The future of the Lowell biodigester that residents have been complaining about for months could be decided Monday.

Lowell Energy AD, the company that runs the waste-to-energy plant, had a Nov. 1 deadline to fix the smell problem after a number of attempts to cure the problem.

The city issued four $300 fines since Nov. 5 for the odor, which was described as a cross between raw sewage and animal carcasses. The company added a carbon filter system and duct work to stop the odor, but was cited again.

The issue will be discussed during the next Lowell City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.