City Council considers spending more on odor controls

A new pork processing plant is expected to put new demands on the system

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Odor complaints are on the rise, and this time we're not talking about South Sioux City.

Rather, this new rash of odor issues involves Sioux City.  As a result, city council  is considering whether to spend more money on odor control.

The recent complaints come as the city is preparing for a new pork plant that could eventually produce more than 3 million gallons of sewage per day.

Startup of the $300 million dollar Seaboard Triumph Foods facility will increase industrial flows significantly in the next year.

According to city officials, the pork plant will be Sioux City's largest user for both water and sewer.

The superintendent of Sioux City's wastewater treatment plant said odor complaints have increased along the I-29 and Missouri River Corridor.

He said as a result, increased amounts of compounds in the wastewater has caused the cost of odor control to climb.

Jim Maynes, Superintendent Sioux City Wastewater Treatment Plant "We're suspecting there's some build up of sludge in there so it's going to be a process trying to get that cleaned out. We're hoping sometime this summer that that project will move forward and some cleaning will take place," said Jim Maynes, Superintendent. Sioux City Wastewater Treatment Plan.

The Seaboard Triumph Foods plant is expected to open later this summer.

 

 

 


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