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ABOUT THE CITY'S SEWER SYSTEM
SEWER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
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FATS, OIL AND GREASE PROGRAM
SPILLS & BACKWATER VALVES
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About odors
  Air Treament Facilities
  Odor Master Plan
  Odor Advisory Committee
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City Sewers

Odors

Odors usually remain inside of the sewers, but when a pipe runs quite full and/or the sewer changes its elevation underground enough to stir up the wastewater, smells build up to the point where they can escape to the outside air. Odors can escape sewers through pick holes in maintenance hole covers, through vents, and other very small openings in the pipeline and connection points.

One of the Department of Public Works’ highest priorities is treating objectionable sewers odors and preventing those odors from entering nearby neighborhoods. The ultimate means for accomplishing this goal is the installation of permanent Air Treatment Facilities, where they will be most effective.

 

To report SEWER ODORS:

On the web

Submit THIS FORM and a crew will be dispatched to investigate the odor complaint and will correct the problem as quickly as possible.

On the phone

(800) 773-2489


To report
TREATMENT PLANT RELATED ODORS

Call...

Hyperion Treatment Plant
(310) 648-5856

Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant
(310) 732-4702 

Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant
(818) 778-4125

Los Angeles-Glendale Water Reclamation Plant
(213) 972-1325

CONTACT AND INFORMATION
 To report sewer ODORS, click HERE or call (800) 773-2489
 To report sewer SPILLS, call (800) 773-2489
For other questions, call (213) 978-0333
or email bpw.pao@lacity.org
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