Council could OK odor controls
A patented odor-control system could be installed at Decatur’s waste-water treatment plant if the City Council approves.
Teachers at Leon Sheffield Magnet School are rating odor coming from the nearby plant on Alabama 20. Kem Carr, general manager at Decatur Utilities, said the $154,000 system would prevent wet-well corrosion from hydrogen sulfide.
“I’m cautious to put a percentage on (odor control),” Carr said. “It will have some effect on it. I would like to say this may help the odor some, but it’s not the main driving force behind installing this equipment now.”
The council is scheduled to discuss the system Monday and could vote on purchasing the device Dec. 18.
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