Coun­cil takes ac­tion to re­duce smell

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

They kicked up a stink, and now some­thing is be­ing done.

A Porirua City Coun­cil com­mit­tee heard last Wed­nes­day that odour com­plaints about the Spicer Land­fill in Kenepuru had dramatically in­creased in the past year.

Kapi-Mana News re­ported last month that bad smells from Spicer Land­fill in Kenepuru were up­set­ting many Tawa res­i­dents.

The Waste­water Treat­ment Plant and Land­fill joint com­mit­tee heard that a pos­si­ble cause for the in­crease in bad smells was the re­moval of trees along the Merid­ian Wind Farm ac­cess road.

Ac­tions are un­der way to iden­tify odours, re­duce the risk of odour dis­charge and talk to those af­fected.

Those ac­tions in­clude a land­fill visit with in­ter­ested res­i­dents, joint in­ves­ti­ga­tions by the Porirua and re­gional coun­cils, in­stalling a weather sta­tion and de­odoriser unit and re­plant­ing trees along the sky­line.

The in­stal­la­tion of a sludge dry­ing plant will re­duce the vol­ume of waste by 80 per cent.

Tim Shep­pard, chair­man of the waste­water treat­ment plant and land­fill joint com­mit­tee, said it was im­por­tant to al­le­vi­ate any odour com­ing from the land­fill as much as pos­si­ble.

‘‘No-one is in a po­si­tion to guar­an­tee that there will not be any smells again, but the is­sue is be­ing taken very se­ri­ously,’’ he said.

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