What is happening?
There is currently a technical issue in part of the process at the Beenyup Wastewater Treatment Plant which may result in intermittent odours.
The odours are the result of an issue with the equipment that controls the amount of biogas released during the digester process, which breaks down sludge removed from the wastewater treated at the plant. Due to the equipment fault, more biogas than usual may have to be released from these valves.
There is no health risk associated with these intermittent odours.
When will the issue be resolved?
The fault has occurred on a specialised piece of equipment that requires customised parts from overseas. We are not yet able to anticipate a timeframe for repair however we will provide an update as soon as we have further information.
Who to contact?
We ask you to continue to report odours via our 24-hour Faults, Emergencies and Security line on 13 13 75 so reports can be appropriately followed up.
We apologise for any discomfort these intermittent odours may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to rectify this.