‘we try very hard to MiniMise odours’
We reported last month how new technology has been installed at the sewage works in a bid to combat the bad smell.
Odour suppression systems have been put in place to try and reduce the stench.
The processing tanks at the Kinneys Lane works are covered and a suppression system is used.
A spokeswoman from Southern Water said at the time: “Unfortunately, there will always be some odours associated with the wastewater treatment process, however hard we try to minimise the impact on nearby residents.
“There are a number of reasons why odours from a wastewater treatment works may change including, for example, dry, warm weather or a change of wind direction and/ or strength.
“Odour levels are strictly regulated by the Environment Agency and we have been working closely with them on this issue. In order to help further reduce any potential impact on our customers, we have just finished installing new odour suppression systems at key points around the site to help minimise odours throughout the year. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
“We understand that odours from our treatment works can be unpleasant for nearby residents, so we try very hard to minimise their impact.”
Southern Water odour control systems in action