Public officials and interested parties are invited to an informational evening hosted by the University Area Joint Authority on Aug. 20.
This kickoff meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a tour of the Spring Creek Pollution Control Facility on Spring Valley Road in Benner Township.
The tour will focus on wastewater treatment and composting facility processes that create odor emissions. Those who may be concerned about odors coming from the facility will learn to recognize odors associated with various processes.
The authority will instruct attendees on reporting off-site odors and will introduce them to the new Odor Track’r database, which will be used to collect and track off-site odor reports.
The authority will use this information to identify specific problem units. Information will also be helpful in prioritizing and targeting odor control efforts at the facility.