Post Falls fights sewage smell with giant urinal cakes

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by TAYLOR VIYDO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 9 at 8:46 AM

POST FALLS, Idaho – City leaders in Post Falls have been dealing with a foul problem. Some residents have been complaining about some bad smells coming from at least two wastewater stations in the city.

Those two lift stations are located on E. Ponderosa and Greensferry Road. City Leaders said the warm temperatures have been making the wastewater smell even worse.

Peggy Eckhardt is vacationing across the street from the wastewater station on E. Ponderosa. She said the smell is just disgusting.

“Well, I think ‘whew.’ It’s very unclean smelling. Get a breeze. Open the front door. And it comes right in,” said Eckhardt.

The city said it has received complaints about the two lift stations. Wastewater arrives at the two facilities before being pumped to the treatment facility on Seltice Way.  The movement of the water is part of what gives off the bad smell.

The City’s Public Service Director said crews have been working to fix the problem for the last week. They have installed carbon filters at the lift stations. They have also put out deodorizing blocks, think of them as giant urinal cakes.

Officials are continuing to look at more ways to control the smells during the warm weather months. 
 

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