I recently moved into a home and in the next lot is a meter pit monitoring sewage waste. This pit is ommiting a foul odor. I am foremost concerned if the gas is dangerous? This pit is in a residential area (school,church, and homes surrounding the pit) and I want to know if any plumbing codes restrict a meter to be in a residential area? What kind of preventative measures can be taken to stop the smell? Can the pit be enclosed in a small building?