From Mayor Janet Hoven: “I met today 6/1 with a representative from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the operator of the waste water treatment plant at the Chester Springs Shopping Center.
A treatment plant is all biological. If something happens to the organisms living in the plant, odors will occur, and obviously something has happened. The plant operator is going to change the protocol for odor control. Because it is biological, a change in protocol will take some time to take effect, most likely at least two weeks. Additionally, weather plays a role in whether or not the odor dissipates or hangs in the air, so a change in the weather may reduce the odor.
I will stay in contact with the NJDEP, and a NJDEP rep will be monitoring the plant. I ask for your patience as all involved are committed to solving the problem.”