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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Manure Being Spread on Adjacent Property

Manure is being spread on fields West of the WRCRWA Treatment Plant causing odors in the entire area.

Odor Complaint Incidences

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

11/27/2019 at 7:15 AM - Delayed Odor Response and Investigation results - all equipment for odor circuit working normal, no odors detected.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results showed odors detected at locations 2 and 4 with an odor intensity of 1 (very faint). WRCRWA staff called and left voice message with complainant.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

11/15/2019 Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results report all operations running normally and WRCRWA staff drove to address where odor was reported and detected no odors. 

Odor Complaints
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Pungent, Ammonia

Delayed Odor Complaint Investigation - all equipment for the odor circuit working as intended.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Pungent, Ammonia

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results - No problems reported in the log book.  Odor walk results were no human waste odors.  Manure odors detected coming from the farmland West of the Treatment Plant. No odors were de...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 26, 2019

Pungent, Ammonia

Odor experienced for 13 minutes.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor, Rotten Eggs,

WRCRWA staff contacted complainant and indicated there have been increased farming activities to the West of the WRCRWA Treatment plant. Manure odors had been detected on and off since last week. 

Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Human Waste

Delayed Odor Complaint and Investigation results - fence line sampling conducted on 10/21 at 4:15 and no odors were detected at any of the sample sites. Wind direction was from the East.  All odor scrubber equipment running as intended. No issues...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Complaints received at 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results - Odor patrol conducted at 3:30 PM and nothing noted out of the ordinary.  Odor scrubbers and all equipment  operating as intended. 

Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Wind was calm

Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results - All processes running as intended. No ammonia or hydrogen sulfide detected from chemical scrubber outlets during plant rounds. Typical chemical odors detected near the East gate entrance.&nbs...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Pungent, Ammonia

Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results - Normal operating conditions.  All equipment operating parameters met. No hydrogen sulfide or ammonia detected from chemical scrubbers.  Inspected all doors to solar dryer to ensure they...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Complaint indicates odor has lasted 30 minutes. Weather was sunny with a light breeze.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results - all processes running as intended.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation Results - No abnormalities noted in log book. Chemical scrubber trend within normal range.  Staff cleaned all pH probes and ORP probes for all three scrubber stages. Calibrated stage 1 pH probe, r...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Wind Blowing Manure Dust

High winds are kicking up dust and manure in the fields adjacent to the WRCRWA Treatment Plant

Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Strong Manure Aroma Coming from the Northwest

Since 9/27/2019, there has been a strong odor of manure coming from the Northwest of the WRCRWA Treatment Plant

Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Putrid, Fishy

Delayed odor complaint response and investigation results - Odor patrol conducted at 4:00 PM, typical chemical odor noticed. Manure smell coming from northwest of the WRCRWA Treatment Plant.  All equipment operating as intended.

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Putrid, Fishy

Odor noticed at 5:20 PM and reported at 5:30 PM

Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Pungent, Ammonia, Putrid, Fishy Odor

Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results -Pungent, Ammonia, Putrid, Fishy Odor

Staff looked over chemical scrubber trends. All trends were normal and did not show any abnormal operating conditions. Log book did not mention any issues during the wo...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results - Concerns of putrid fishy odor. 

Staff looked over chemical scrubber trends. All trends were normal and did not show any abnormal operating conditions. Log book did not mention any issues during t...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Putrid, Fishy

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results - as of September 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM, no issues with the odor control system mentioned in the log book. All chemical trends for the scrubbers were within normal ranges.  Check equipment ...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Odor Complaint Response  and Investigation results - Maintenance work being conducted on the sludge turners inside the solar dryer from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. The Northwest roll-up door was open while work was being conducted which could have been a...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 7, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Delayed Odor Investigation results - Odor control system functioning as intended. Log book entries note no abnormal operating conditions.  Chemicals trends in scrubbers are normal. No issues found following inspection of the chemical scrubbing eq...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Delayed Odor Complaint Investigation conducted on September 5, 2019 at 7:30 AM - SCADA, odor scrubber, and Biorem working within normal range and all equipment is operating normally. Odor patrol was conducted on September 4 at 3:45 PM and typical scrubber...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Putrid, Fishy, Human Waste

Update as of 9/3/2019 - Delayed Odor Complaint Investigation - The log book notes no issues with the odor control system. All chemical trends for scrubbers are within the normal operations range.  Nothing abnormal with equipment and pumps. No abn...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Earthy, Musty, Moldy, Putrid, Fishy

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation results - Odor from the scrubbers detected in various fenceline and offsite locations.  All odor circuit equipment working normally.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Earthy, Musty, Moldy, Putrid, Fishy

Odor complaint received at 9:00 AM

Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Putrid, Fishy

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation conducted at 8:00 AM  - SDACA trends were all normal, there were no after hours alarms logged that were related to the odor scrubber. The odor scrubber, biorem and headworks operating normally. An...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Earthy/Musty/Moldy

Complaint received at 8:15 AM via website and indicated the odor started at 7:30 AM. Complainant cannot open windows again and odor is getting worse. Weather conditions were sunny and wind was West to East.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Odor Complaint Response and Investigation - at 7:10 AM, all odor control systems functioning as intended.  Odor scrubber rounds were conducted at this time and ammonia and hydrogen sulfide removal is meeting compliance standards.   No od...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Earthy, Musty, Moldy, Putrid, Fishy

Delayed Odor Complaint Response and Investigation - WRCRWA staff reviewed the log book which did not note unusual activity or abnormalities with the odor control system or the chemical balance. Fenceline/offsite odor monitoring was conducted at 3:00 PM. &...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Odor Complaint Response Investigation results - All odor control systems functioning normally and all processes within designed operating parameters. Performed fenceline/offsite monitoring tour. 

Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Delayed Odor Complaint Response Investigation results - WRCRWA staff reviewed log book for any issues related to odor.  Plant is compliant with H2S and NH3 requirements. No major issues or abnormal odor reported during daily fenceline/offsite mon...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Manure, Putrid, Pungent, Fishy, and Rotten Egg Odor Reported

Complainant smells odors when outside, in back yard, and in front of home.  

*When an odor complaint is received after hours, a delayed odor complaint response investigation will ensue.

Delayed Odor Complaint Response Investigation resulted in staf...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Mild to Moderate Manure Smell Lingering in Area Around the WRCRWA Treatment Plant

Staff reported manure odor coming from the West and settling in the area around the WRCRWA Treatment Plant on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Horrible Manure Odor West of the WRCRWA Treatment Plant

WRCRWA Staff are unclear about where the odor is coming from and have not witnessed the spreading of manure in lots near and around the WRCRWA Treatment Plant.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Putrid and Fishy

Complaints received outside of normal business hours. Results of three delayed odor complaint response investigations concluded the stage 2 bleach pump tripped and the power outlet required maintenance. Dosing is normal since the power outlet was reset on...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Putrid, Fishy

WRCRWA staff conducted an odor patrol and checked odor control processes, equipment, and instrumentation, which will al operating properly.  WRCRWA staff responded via text message indicating processes would be monitored closely. 

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Putrid, Fishy - Very Strong

Odor experienced for 40 minutes.

7/31/2019 UPDATE - All equipment and processes are working as designed.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Very Strong Putrid Fishy Odor

it is extremely strong today, and is beyond the fence line of the treatment plant and the smell is in our home.

7/31/2019 UPDATE:  The log book and prior day's odor rounds were examined - there was no mention of abnormal odor scrubber operations a...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Rotting Fish/Chemical Decomp

A fenceline/offsite tour was conducted at 2:30 PM, approximately two hours prior to the time this complaint was received and no odors were detected.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that all equipment and processes are working as de...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Repairs - WRCRWA Solar Dryer

The WRCRWA Team is making every effort to complete repairs as timely as possible.

UPDATE received July 27 at 9:35 AM - the solar dryer is back in operation as of 9:00 AM.


Odor Complaints
Posted on: June 16, 2019

Moderate Putrid, Fishy Odor

Investigation and Response on 6/17/2019 at 6:00 AM - Facility is in compliance, operating in a normal condition, and weather conditions is overcast. 

Odor Complaints
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Putrid, Fishy Odor

Response and Investigation at 7:00 AM on 6/15/2019 - Weather condition was overcast and facility is operating normally and in compliance with permit requirements. 

Odor Complaints
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Moderate Pungent, Ammonia, Putrid, Fishy Odor Reported

Response and Investigation occurred at 3:00 PM.  Weather conditions were clear and winds coming from the Northwest.  Facility is operating in a normal condition and odors were not present at the plant. 

Odor Complaints
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Strong Rotten Fish Odor Reported

Very strong rotten fish odor at 1:00 PM - reported at 6:10 PM via the online Odor Complaint Form.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: June 8, 2019

Strong Manure Odor Coming from the West

An AQMD Inspector, responding to various odor complaints, visited the WRCRWA Treatment Plant on Saturday during their investigation of the cause of the eye-watering odor.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: May 4, 2019

Strong Rotting/Fishy Smell

Staff received the compliant at 2:00 PM investigated by 3:30 PM. Staff noticed a moderate chemical odor along the fence line at the plant; however, did not detect odor in front of complainants home at that time. All equipment is operating as required.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Odor of Rotten/Decomposing Diapers

Staff investigated and ensured that proper chemical dosage was going to the scrubbers, repaired a backpressure valve, and checked all solar dryer doors to verify they were closed and sealed.  

Odor Complaints
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Spreading Manure on Adjacent Property

While manure is bring spread, it is likely odors will be experienced throughout the area and adjacent neighborhoods.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Fishy and Chemical Odor

WRCRWA staff investigated by 5:10 PM and odor was not detectable.  H2S Measurements were within compliance limits of the AQMD permit and all equipment is running as intended.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Maintenance Activity

This activity will include the operation of a large crane to remove several membrane diffusers that have reached their seven-year lifespan and are in need of replacement.  WRCRWA has no reason to believe this maintenance work will cause odors.

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Chemical Odor Smell

WRCRWA Staff took action to lessen the chemical smell.  WRCRWA Staff followed up with the resident who indicated the sprayers that are meant to put floral odors in the air smell chemically and the resident would prefer WRCRWA disable them.

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 18, 2018

Putrid, fishy odor from 4-6:00 pm at Archibald and River Road

Daily odor patrol readings show the WRCRWA Plant is in compliance. Weather condition data that is collected will assist staff in further identifying corrective measures and procedures and we will continue to monitor this area and collect data.

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Manure smell

At least two trucks are actively spreading manure on the agricultural property adjacent to the WRCRWA Treatment Plant and there is a strong manure smell at the WRCRWA Treatment Plant and the surrounding area.

Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Rotting Fish odor at River Road and Badger

Daily odor patrol readings show WRCRWA Plant is in compliance. Weather condition data that is collected will assist staff in further identifying corrective measure and procedures and we will continue to monitor this area and collect data. Thank you for ta...

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Odor Complaints
Posted on: August 19, 2018

Putrid, fishy, sewage odor from 3-5:30 PM at Badger and Armadillo.

Daily odor patrol readings show the WRCRWA Plant is in compliance. The weather condition data that is collected will assist staff in further identifying corrective measures and procedures. Thank you for your odor concern.

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