Well, it seems I'm no stranger to the odd story, so let's try and make this city of Dubuque news release a little fun. Question? Ever caught a whiff of something so potent it could knock out a charging rhino? Well, if you live in Dubuque, and travel the roadways to and from the city, chances are you've experienced a nose-full of the city's not-so-fragrant fumes. But fear not, because the good folks at the City of Dubuque are tackling this stinky situation head-on, and let me tell you, it's a real gas! Buckle up folks we're just getting started...

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Picture this: The City's Water and Resource Recovery Center (WRRC), located at 795 Julien Dubuque Drive, became the ultimate butt of jokes when an equipment mishap left them swimming in... well... you guessed it! Yep, you heard right, a real-life turd-pocalypse! Turns out, a private contractor's blunder led to a poop party gone wrong, leaving the facility in a real stinkin' mess.

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Now, I know what you're thinking: "How do you solve a problem like the smell of poop, at and around a processing facility?" Well, hold on to your noses for now, because the city's got a plan! They're rolling up their sleeves (and pinching their noses) to rid the WRRC of its foul funk. They're talking about removing 1.7 million gallons of waste, people! That's a whole lotta' dookie, and we're not talking Green Day (killer album)!

By the way, this isn't your run-of-the-mill pooper scooper system. Oh no, they're mixing it up, pumping it out, and trucking it off to other treatment facilities faster than you can say "pardon me!" We're talking over 300 truckloads of poop on the move! It's like a parade, but instead of floats, you've got... well, you get the idea, right?

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And that's not all! The city has gone full-on CSI: Stink Edition! They're studying where those nasty odors are coming from and cooking up a plan to neutralize them faster than you can say "beans for dinner." This chemical dosing should kill off a good portion of that Dubuque-made stank, without ruining the effectiveness of the treatment process.

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So there you have it, folks! The City of Dubuque is taking a stand against stink, and they're not backing down until the air smells so much sweeter. So next time you catch a whiff of something funky in the air, just remember: it's all part of the city's grand plan for a future breath of fresh air.

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