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RE: Odor prevention at a lift station

Let me ask some questions since I am not familiar with a waste water lift
station. Are you pumping from one underground waste pipe to another
ungergroung waste pipe at a higher elevation? Is veting to atmosphere
neccessary or is it "just there". Why is there a vent? Can everything just
be sealed up? Can the atmospheric vent be changed to a closed vent, perhaps
with a blower, that ends up in the upper pipe?

Rudy Moehrbach
Waste Reduction Resource Center
Raleigh, NC
Tel 1-800-476-8686, Fax 919-715-1612
Web Page http://wrrc.p2pays.org/

-----Original Message-----
From: Tammy Allen [mailto:tallen@co.pinellas.fl.us]
Sent: Friday, January 22, 1999 1:56 PM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: Odor prevention at a lift station

Can anyone suggest how to reduce the odors at a waste water lift station
located in a residential area.  Maskants have proved costly and
ineffective at preventing odors.  Any one know of anything innovative
and inexpensive for this municipal sewer system.  Any help will be
greatly appreciated.

Tammy L. Allen, Senior Environmental Specialist
Pinellas County Environmental Management