Odor Control

The Village of Bloomingdale protects public health and the environment by treating on average 2.7 million gallons of wastewater every day. Being a good neighbor by controlling odors is a part of the normal operation of every treatment facility. We continuously monitor our pipeline network and pump stations for odor releases and we respond in the following ways:
  • Add chemicals or biological enzymes at certain points in our pipeline.
  • Install odor control drums, using activated carbon, in high-odor areas.
  • Operate foggers to reduce odors.
  • Chlorinate wastewater entering the treatment facility.
  • Continually explore solutions to odor issues.
  • Respond in a timely manner to citizen complaints.
To report odor complaints, contact the Utilities Division at 630-671-5830.