Beach town fixes failed storm drain
by Angus W. Stocking
When passersby reported strange smells near the intersection of Brookhurst and Hamilton in Huntington Beach, Calif., city officials looked into the matter. Though the odor was definitely sewage- like, it was discovered that it was emanating from the storm drain system— not the sewer. The best guess was that surrounding marshy areas were contributing enough organic matter to cause the smell.