Inspecting The Odor Control Unit

Inspecting The Odor Control Unit

Inspecting The Odor Control Unit

As it turns out? A lot.

I was recently out inspecting the odor control unit on a wastewater system for a mixed-use real estate complex.

None of the people I spoke to there had any idea what I was talking about.

“Burnt coconut shells,” I said, “are being used to pull awful-smelling vapors out of your wastewater system.”

You could have knocked them over with a feather.

They also had no idea that some of those vapors could be explosive if not handled properly.

“Wow!” someone said once I explained how their sewage system works. “I had no idea all that was going on.”


To most people, a sewer system is out of sight, out of mind.

Not to me.

I know how they work and I know what happens when things go wrong.

And believe me, you don’t want things to go wrong.

I’m Dave Bartholomew of Bartholomew Water Services.

My company helps people plan, build, operate, inspect, and maintain their sewer systems.

In the State of Arizona, plenty of people are legally responsible for maintaining these systems yet they have no idea this is so.

Save yourself money and headaches.