CINCINNATI — A southwest Ohio county is at odds with Cincinnati officials over the disposal of solid human waste.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) that the latest spat between the city and Hamilton County centers on the Metropolitan Sewer District closing its incinerator for maintenance.

It’s unclear when or if it will reopen because it no longer meets federal pollution standards.

Unless the EPA grants an extension, the sewer district must ship several truckloads a day of solid waste to a landfill. Backup incinerators aren’t operating at full capacity.

City officials say they want to build a $16 million sewage digester to replace the incinerator. But county officials say they don’t want to build anything until they study the issue. That could take until next year.

Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,