Close Allerdale budget consultation 2020/21

We're in the process of setting our budget for the 2020/21 financial year and are inviting residents, businesses and groups in the borough to have their say on our approach. To fill in the consultation questionnaire go to: https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/consultation/.

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Sewerage sludge odours

This is a by-product of the treatment of sewage at wastewater treatment works. Water is removed from the sludge and lime is added to produce sewage sludge cake. The Government policy is that the best environmental option is to dispose of 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.

Odours caused during the spreading of sewage sludge can be investigated by our Environmental Protection team.

Report sewerage sludge odour to us

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