Is there odor control at wastewater treatment plants?
Utilities has been working to respond to customer complaints regarding lingering odors coming from some of our wastewater treatment plants. Throughout this process, we've often called on our customers for help.
In the mid 1990's, a $6.5 million odor control effort took place at the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
in response to customer dissatisfaction with the odor surrounding the plant. The effort followed a comprehensive odor study that identified major sources of odor at the plant. Since 1999, complaints in that area have significantly decreased.
Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is currently improving odor control equipment. During late 2010 through Spring 2011, occasional odor may escape the plant during this project.