San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and the Woodlands Water Agency (WWA) recently hosted members of the WWA Odor Concern Ad Hoc Committee for a tour of SJRA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) No. 1.
SJRA funded an odor monitoring study in March after concerns were raised by residents of the Lakeside Cove community, however the odor monitoring study was not able to conclusively identify potential odor sources. SJRA understands the concerns raised by some residents and after presenting preliminary results from the odor monitoring study, the Odor Concern Ad Hoc Committee was formed by WWA to better understand the odor concerns and represent the WWA trustees in discussions to fund further studies and possible mitigation projects.
The committee concluded that all processes at SJRA’s WWTF No. 1 are performing satisfactorily. However, they determined in order to conclusively address resident concerns, WWA and SJRA should move forward on funding an additional study designed to look at plant processes specific to WWTF No. 1.
SJRA staff will seek approval of a professional services agreement and work order for an additional study led by Kimley-Horn Engineering at SJRA’s Board of Directors Meeting on June 25, 2020. With input and support from the WWA, a meeting will be scheduled prior to starting the study to provide residents information on the study’s scope and schedule.
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