Following issues of "putrid" odours throughout Longford, steps are being taken to reduce emissions.
TasWater has lodged a development application with the Northern Midlands Council to upgrade its sewerage treatment plant.
The odour in the town was believed to be caused by the meatworks on Tannery Road and the soon-to-be upgraded TasWater sewerage treatment plant on Bishopsbourne Road.
In July, TasWater awarded the design and construct contract for the plant upgrades to Aquatec Maxcon, with the changes aiming to significantly improve the quality of effluent discharge and better manage sewage smells.
A new technology called Nerada is expected to process wastewater products more efficiently compared to conventional methods. Other benefits include capital cost savings and the improvement of the overall carbon footprint.
According to the development application, the proposed upgrades to the plant will include a gas flare, 15m high vent stack, 20m high lightning rods, onsite reuse, and the refurbishment of lagoon one.
For more information on the proposed upgrade, visit northernmidlands.tas.gov.au.
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