A person by the name of "ceecee" posted a message on the Menifee Topix forum complaining about manure smell permeating into the Tierra Shores community. She wants to know what can be done about it.
Here's her message...
I am very concerned about the supposed "manure" smell that is permeating the air at Tierra Shores subdivision. I am beginnning to have respiratory problems, headaches and the smell, especially at night, is sickening. It has more of a chemical nature and doesn't really smell like manure. What can we as residents do? I have only lived in the subdivision 2 months and I am regretting it at this point because I am afraid of the effects this is having on my body and afraid that it will have a lasting effect on the children etc of this area. Shouldn't the "farm", if that is where it is truly coming from find another way to emit their chemicals into the air? If anyone else knows what to do please post here and let know.
I don't believe this is a code enforcement matter, but maybe a larger matter regarding the spreading of sludge. I've been out of the loop on sludge here in Menifee, so I don't know if sludge is still being spread around here.
But basically, sewage from Orange County would be trucked out to our valley, and spread along the wheat fields. This is all the stuff that gets flushed down the toilets in Orange County, and then evaporated into sludge. It's chemically treated, and supposedly safe. But, it's been a long-standing issue with residents claiming of illnesses, respiratory bleeding, etc., etc. When the winds blow around here, it goes everywhere.
Do a Google search on "menifee sludge", it's all there.
But hey! At least it's being used to grow food for livestock. Up in the north, sludge from San Francisco gets trucked out to the San Joaquin Valley and is used to grow vegetables for human consumption. Better make sure you wash that lettuce thoroughly!
But then again, might also be a sewage issue at Tierra Shores.
Contact Supervisor Jeff Stone's office in Menifee, and see what they can tell you...