City of Topeka responds to odor in South Topeka

The City of Topeka is receiving questions in regards to an odor in South Topeka.

The City is aware of the odor, and wants community members to know there are no safety concerns related to this. Kansas Gas Service confirmed the odor is not related to natural gas.

The odor is due to the failing of a private businesses’ water waste pre-treatment system. The City is working with the private business to better understand the timeline for repair of their system.

The City is working on ways to mitigate the issue, by feeding chemicals to help neutralize the odor in the waste stream. Due to the City’s infrastructure, the odor may spread to other areas.