‘we try very hard to Min­iMise odours’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

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

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