A reader contacted me last last week asking if I knew the source of a “horrific smell” emanating from the area of Route 30 on the west end of town. “Smells like someone’s septic exploded,” she wrote.
I never found out what that was all about, but turns out there are three large septic systems in Southborough that have the Board of Health concerned (none are in the west end of town). Reports today’s Metrowest Daily News:
The Board of Health awaits plans for dealing with three large failing septic systems, including two at over-55 communities.
Vickery Hills Condominiums on Mount Vickery Road and Carriage Hill at Southborough on Carriage Hill Circle have failed septic systems, according to Board of Health minutes.
Another large system for an office building at 118-120 Turnpike Road is also failing, Health Agent Paul Pisinski said, with some sewage seeping into the parking lot.
Read more details in this article by the MWDN.