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Action is underway in Airlie Beach to tackle bad odours emanating from the Coconut Grove sewage pumping station on the Airlie Beach Foreshore.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said that Council commenced a magnesium hydroxide dosing trial earlier this week, which has already succeeded in reducing the bad odours at pumping stations in Airlie Beach, Jubilee Pocket and Shute Harbour.
“Council’s Engineering Services Department has implemented a new approach to mitigating the bad odours at our pumping stations, through the use of magnesium hydroxide, a well-established and recognised product which is already proving to be successful,” Cr Willcox said.
“Council staff have regularly visited the problem odour locations around Airlie Beach this week, including the Coconut Grove pumping station opposite Airlie Beach Hotel, and have found no noticeable odour problems at vent poles or air valve pit locations,” he said.
Council will continue to administer the magnesium hydroxide dosing programme over the next month, and will permanently implement the programme should positive outcomes continue.
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