MANCHESTER, Tenn.- Noise is usually the biggest problem people in Manchester have to deal with during Bonnaroo but one resident says it's the smell not the sound of the festival she's worried about.
"It was awful. I mean it just stunk, you'd come back here you had to have something over your face," Donna Presson explained as she was walking around her uncles 37 acre plot of land Thursday.
On the edge of the property within clear view of the now quiet Bonnaroo stage is the spot where Donna says a single pipe was pumping massive amounts of water and what she describes as sewage onto her uncle's land.
"It was like somebody dumped an outhouse in your yard… Ain't no way it was just rain water, rain water won't turn the ground a different color," the 45-year-old said.
AC Entertainment who manages the festival says they are looking into the problem but they claim whatever flowed out of the pipe was simply rain water.
"It is our understanding that any water was pumped rainwater from heavy downpours. We are not aware of any adverse impacts caused by this pumping, but we are continuing to investigate the situation," AC Entertainment spokesperson Jeff Cuellar told NewsChannel 5.
Most of the land surrounding where the pipe once is now covered in a grey residue and Donna says she concerned the problem may be deeper than what she can see.
"A company has to take responsibility for what they hire people to do."