ANSWER: Let’s consider all of the costs for moving the current Plant: -Costs of expensive and extensive engineering, EPA, & other environmental studies; -Costs of the engineering design of a new Mechanical Plant; -Costs and time of getting the State of Utah and EPA approvals and permits; -Cost of buying new land for the Plant & new land for winter storage ponds to replace existing ones; -Costs of actually building a new Mechanical Plant with the same capacity (already built at HVSSD); -Costs of more staff & more yearly O & M costs to run a much larger Mechanical Plant (to replace the existing wastewater lagoons); -Costs of new collection system piping to any new Plant; -Costs of actually pumping sewage from Midway, etc., to any new Plant; **All of these costs would result in dramatically higher impact fees and sewer rates to HVSSD ratepayers. **Even with a new Plant, HVSSD will still need to dispose of its treated wastewater effluent. HVSSD still needs to increase its disposal capacity by acquiring more farmland--whether by keeping the existing Plant or building a new Plant with all of these exorbitant costs. -The numbers posted by others on facebook of $38 million or $60 million do not come close to all of these costs. An official study would need to be completed for all of these costs (which is another cost to HVSSD ratepayers). BOTTOM LINE: It costs LESS money to HVSSD ratepayers to use all of the current Plant’s treatment capacity and acquire additional farmland for disposal capacity.