Sand Creates Odor Problems for a Water Treatment Plant

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Article courtesy of Robert Koch | March 26th, 2016 | The Hour | Shared as educational material.

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The Norwalk Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) has recently been investigating the odor that has originated from a wastewater treatment plant in the area. Residents and officials, alike, say that the real culprit is the Solids Handling Facility which collects and trucks away leftover materials to be incinerated. Authorities say that they intend to improve the infrastructure, electrical equipment, odor control and solids handling. The source of the odor is not the sewage itself but rather sand and other debris that have made it to the final system. Officials say that the project to improve the plant is long term as the odor problem can never be completely solved. Read more about it here.

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