City to discuss future of Lowell biodigester Monday

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