How do I fix the bad odor when my septic system sprays?

I have folks say to me when their system sprays smelly water that they just need to add chlorine.  Adding chlorine tablets or liquid bleach will not remove or fix the bad odor.  The chlorine tablets and liquid bleach are for disinfecting only.  The air being delivered in the aerobic treatment unit is the solution to the bad odor.  In order to remove the bad odor the aerobic bacteria need to work their magic.  They either need more air or more time and this can only be accomplished by making sure that the air compressor is providing enough air and that the flow of waste water is slow enough so that there is enough time for treatment to take place.

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