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Government's £150 rebate scheme

Eligible households across Allerdale will begin to receive their £150 energy cost council tax rebate from today (Thursday 12 May). 
 
More than 40,000 households will receive a one-off payment, with the first batch of payments for those in council tax bands A to D who pay for their council tax via direct debit.
 
There are some households whose Direct Debit details have not been verified and these will follow on as soon as possible. Households who don’t pay by direct debit will receive letters containing information on how they can collect the rebate from their local post office in the coming weeks. 

Find out more about the rebate scheme.

Sewage sludge odours

This is a by-product of the treatment of sewage at wastewater treatment works and sewerage systems.

Water is removed from the sludge and lime is added to produce sewage sludge cake. Read the Government's Code of Practice on the best environmental options if you produce or use sewage sludge on agricultural land. 

The addition of lime reduces potential for odour, kills bacteria to a safe level and improves its suitability for spreading on agricultural land.

Any environmental problems caused by the storage of sewage sludge are regulated by the Environment Agency .

For the best practice on reducing ammonia emissions, please read this  Code of Good Agricultural Practice from DEFRA .

Odours caused during the spreading of sewage sludge can be investigated by our Environmental Protection team. Typically, complaints will not be considered only if the odour persists for a mininum of 24 hours after spreading.

Report sewage sludge odour to us

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