Would you rent a Wastewater Plant for a Wedding, Price $2000.00 for 8 hours?

Theresa Bledsoe sent me an email a few days ago with a very unusual subject.  It was an article on the Oregon Live website, about a wastewater plant in Woodenville Washington that can be rented for Weddings and other functions.  The article peaked my interest so I looked into it further, and was a little surprised at what I found.  Here is a link to the plant site.  This is a large plant, serving around 1.3 million people, and treating about 30 million per day, but has a hydraulic capacity of 150 million per day.  I was not surprised that it was a beautiful place, and people would consider using it for weddings.  I have seen and worked at several plant in Oregon that are beautiful and have a park like setting.  What did surprise me is the fact that this plant was built from the ground up with odor control in mind, as well as a very high quality effluent.  How do they get the high quality effluent?  Well they are using the same process that Far West has used at the Section 14 plant. Manage to pick up the best tb 500 peptide, only on our website!

So why doesn’t Section 14 measure up to the same standards? Already got the question what’s better similac or enfamil? Go to the site and choose!  During the construction of Section 14, I talked to several people in fairly high place when it comes to the standards for this plant.  They all told me this is state of the art treatment and will have an excellent effluent.  What they all are overlooking is if it smells like HELL, it will not be received well, no mater how good the effluent.  Section 14 plant has zero designed in odor control, and now Far West is working on home made solutions.  The engineers for the plant in Washington designed it so that no air that comes off of any process gets into the atmosphere without going through an elaborate scrubbing system.

Do you consider a real massager is expensive to buy? Read benefits and risks about homemade prostate toys. The choice is up to you! If you read the document on our website called “Sweet Smell of Success”, it is clear that the engineers knew odor was a problem before they started.  They did a couple of little fixes at pump stations, and declared the odor problem resolved.  It made for good press in the engineers newsletter, but it did not fix our odors.  They made modifications at Section 14, Del Oro, and Seasons plants, and none of them included any type of odor control.  Far West knew more than anyone that the odors were a major problem, and they apparently said nothing to the engineers, or maybe they did, and told the engineers the cost was to much.  We have to remember Andrew Capestro fired the engineers project manager before the project was done.  Then he hired himself at $10,000.00 per month.

I think this plant in Woodenville Washington shows the contrast of what you get with competent management, and one without.  I do not believe Far West management was asking the right questions of the engineers, and the engineers surely did not design proper solutions for this area.  Lets hear your comments or questions.




Would you rent a Wastewater Plant for a Wedding, Price $2000.00 for 8 hours? — 2 Comments

  1. We just recently did our analysis of our 2014 expenditures. We now pay as much for water and sewer as we do for the property taxes on our home here in the Foothills. Compare what our property taxes pay for versus our water and sewer bill. Sad!!!

    • We could have a sewer system like the one in Washington state as described above. A beautiful addition to our Yuma Foothills with NO SMELLS. A grassroots group in the Foothills is working to this end. If the sewer system is owned by the citizens that have property in the water/sewer district, the profits would be reinvested in the system to install odor filters and improve the sewer infrastructure Now the sewer owners can do as they choose with the profits. Which would you prefer?? A private company taking the profits or a ratepayer-owned company using the profits to improve the system??? We have lived in 2 places (Washington and Idaho) where the ratepayers successfully bought the systems, and improved them, without raising rates. By using the profits to re-invest in the system! We have seen it work successfully! WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION? Donate on this website. And e-mail group@yumafoothillssewergroup.org to offer to help: host a small meeting with a speaker provided, help on a committee, etc. We can use your help! Join us.

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