How to Identify Odors Outside Your Home or Business
Sewer odor is caused by hydrogen sulfide, which forms when sewage and other materials decompose. Hot, dry weather, along with other factors, contribute to sewer odors.
Common Sources of Odors
Water Quality Treatment Centers
Creeks, Streams or Drainage Ditch
The majority of outdoor catch basins feature water traps, which uses water to stop sewer gases from escaping into the air. However, if you smell a sewer odor near a catch basin, Water Quality Treatment Center or a nearby body of water, call (502) 540-6000 or fill out this form, and we will begin working to address your issue immediately.