Toulouse. Wastewater treatment plant: sought after noses
The manager of the Ginestous wastewater treatment plant, Suez, is committed to reducing odors.
The eternal problem of smelly scents emanating from the Ginestous wastewater treatment plant, a plague for residents in particular in Sept-Deniers, will it be resolved? Suez, which won the Toulouse Métropole sanitation concession, is committed to a “zero odors” plan. The plant modernization and odor reduction plan was launched in September 2020: optimization of deodorization processes, installation of connected sensors with real-time odor modeling, containment of structures, replacement of the thermal dryer… So much work which will continue until 2022.
Eau de Toulouse Métropole, the organizing authority, is now calling on local volunteers to act as “noses”. Their function is to declare in real time on an application the nature and intensity of the perceived odor nuisances. The objective is to ensure precise monitoring of odors within a radius of 1.5 km around the plant. About twenty selected residents will be trained in this task in November.
People must be of legal age, live less than 1.5 km from the factory, have a smartphone and an internet connection.
You must send your application before October 31 by completing the online form: form.gle/mxbjCnhkUSfEKMrJ7 or by connecting to eaudetoulousemetropole.fr Ginestous station was built in 1954 and has grown steadily to keep up with population growth.