"It smells worse every day," Imperial surveyor Vil Gristle said this morning. "It seems that when the Ravager came through the mesa, it wrecked a bunch of stuff underground. It seems to have broken the sewers there, as well. This would mean that the township of Elkmont's sewage has been draining into the mesa crater for about half a year."
Imperial sewage workers have estimated that it would take bucket crews a few weeks of around-the-clock removal to prepare it for habitation once more.