Odor Associated with Crabtree Creek Wastewater Lift Station Repair

News posted Oct. 02, 2017 - 12:00 pm

On August 28, 2017 the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department began repairs to the Crabtree Creek Lift Station pumping system located at 2521 Carl Sandburg Court. These repairs include the replacement of essential equipment which requires bypass pumping.

It appears that odors from this bypass pumping process are being noticed at the Barwell Road area located near the Walnut Creek Lift Station. We believe that the combination of the bypass pumping and the change in flow patterns may be contributing to the odor in that area.

Our goal is to try and reduce these odor spikes immediately. We have begun adding odor combating chemicals to address these odorous conditions as well as minimizing any openings at the pump station that could also be contributing.

We are seeking feedback from those in this area and would like to know if you believe the conditions are improving or worsening. Please forward any information regarding current conditions to wastewater.treatment@raleighnc.gov, and include Barwell Road Odors in the subject line. This will help us identify and track conditions in order to address the odor. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact

  • Tim Woody, Superintendent, Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility, 919-996-3712
  • Mark Wessel, Maintenance Manager, 919-996-3700
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