Sound Off: Why in warm or hot weather does it always smell like raw sewage between Sixth and Tennessee and Sixth and Kentucky when you’re sitting there at that stoplight? It smells like there’s a broken sewage line in that area, but it’s been going on for years.
Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: The city does have a sewer line that runs between Tennessee and Kentucky on Sixth Street. Crews have checked the line, and it is intact and not in need of repair. Line maintenance crews clean this line once a month. There may be a sewage smell for a half an hour or so around the time that crews have cleaned it.