Unpleasant smell lingers - update
1 June 2007
The impact of work undertaken at the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant may continue to be obvious to residents.
Work to enable an upgrade at the plant was completed last weekend. However, Mike Bourke, the Council’s Operations and Maintenance Manager says part of the plant and the oxidation ponds are still in ‘recovery’ mode. As a result there could be some small releases of odour.
"Depending on the weather some residents may continue to be aware of odour. Although I know it’s not ideal during these unseasonably warm days, keeping windows closed should help," he says.
The work is part of a $3.1m major project to replacement four large pumps.
This project is part of an upgrade programme at the Wastewater Treatment Plant designed to ensure there is capacity to meet the city’s future growth and demand and to replace equipment which is reach the end of its economical life.
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