BRAWLEY — City officials have said the odors produced by the wastewater ponds in the newly opened beef-processing facility in the northeastern reaches of this city have been reduced by Solar Bees, a newly implemented aeration device meant to block odors.
However, the odors filling the air also could be coming from the beef plant itself, City Manager Jerry Santillan said Tuesday night during the public comment period of the City Council meeting.
Of the Solar Bees, Santillan said two have been installed in each of the plant's three wastewater ponds, adding there is a reduction in the odor.
He said a pipe that feeds the waste into the first pond also has been fixed. The submerged pipe was pointing straight up causing the waste at the bottom to float to the surface of the ponds.