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The City of Santa Cruz hired the engineering consulting firm, Carollo Engineers, to design an odor treatment system. The new system was installed by Clyde G. Steagall, Inc., and cost $1.5 million. Construction was completed in July 2003. The new system has eliminated odors from the exhaust air of the existing trickling filter packed scrubber towers located near the plant entrance.

The new system consists of four vessels packed with virgin activated carbon. The new vessels are located near the existing towers. The exhaust from the existing towers is piped directly to the new carbon vessels for treatment prior to discharge to the atmosphere.

Wastewater Treatment Scrubbers
Exhaust air is directed horizontally into the new activated carbon system.

If you detect odors please continue to contact the Wastewater Treatment Facility directly at 420-6050. Sometimes you may be the first to detect an odor. If you call we may be able to correct an operational problem at the treatment plant. We appreciate your calls.

For more information please contact:
Dan Seidel
Superintendent of Wastewater Collection and Treatment Facility

Last updated: 1/16/2013 10:47:24 AM