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Mount Dora gets warning letter over wastewater plant as foul smell persists throughout city

MOUNT DORA – Dozens of families still have questions as to what’s causing a foul smell throughout the city of Mount Dora.

For months, Channel 9 has reported on the problem that the mayor and Florida Department of Environmental Protection to fix.

Now, the city has gotten a warning letter.

Documents from the state’s website show the city’s wastewater plant may be in violation of state law.

Last October, the DEP noted two different facilities could be part of the problem: the wastewater treatment facility and the local landfill. The city took steps to deal with the smell that was found to be released to their water treatment facility.

The city has reassured residents and the state the issue is being dealt with.