That Unpleasant Odor is Normal and Temporary
60 South Main Street
P.O. Box 48
Driggs, Idaho 83422
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (208) 354-2362
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: May, 8 2023
After a long winter or summer, seasonal changes can be pleasant. However, one side effect of changing temperatures is the undesirable effect produced in wastewater systems, particularly lagoon systems. During the fall and spring months, wastewater lagoons often experience turnover due to changing temperatures. During the fall, cold air decreases the temperature in the upper regions of a warm lagoon, or in the spring, warm air increases the temperature in the upper areas of a cold lagoon, it can cause mixing between the upper and lower zones, stirring up lagoon settled solids and releasing gasses that can result in unpleasant odors. (recap.org )
The City of Driggs Wastewater Treatment Plant is experiencing this mixing of temperatures as you may have already noticed an unpleasant odor in town. Please know that this is temporary and completely normal for our type of WWTP. Please visit our Wastewater Treatment Plant Page for more information on our system. Thank you for your patience City of Driggs!