A recurring unpleasant smell in south Newcastle and east Nacmine is a problem that remains unresolved.
The sewage smell has been continually traced back to the septic tank at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Mayor Terry Yemen has met with many provincial officials and has often been frustrated with the lack of active response to the issue.
"The NDP government has been extremely hard to deal with as far as getting back in any type of timely fashion to our requests," said Mayor Terry Yemen. "We had thought that we were moving forward positively with a lift station at the museum. We have found out through a letter that they are still at the planning stage and they are hiring consultants to look at it."
"We've consulted and identified what the problem was," explained Yemen. "In the meantime while they study it Drumheller is stuck with the burden. The town staff have to go out and introduce the chemicals, so there is a cost of the staff and of the chemicals. Not a responsibility of a municipality."
The Town of Drumheller has conducted tests previously, but require help from the Alberta Government to contain the problem. Yemen hopes that a permanent solution will be brought forward after the study.