Decentralized Treatment Equals Financing Flexibility

Oct 8, 2014

By Bruce Lounsbury

New technologies present opportunities to supplement and even replace centralized sewage treatment with modern decentralized systems that have smaller capital price tags, lower operating costs, equal or better treatment standards, and a level of flexibility unknown to conventional systems. They also present the opportunity for self-financing sewage treatment infrastructure without the usual political resistance to most big-ticket capital projects that, unlike roads and bridges, taxpayers can’t see to appreciate.

Modern decentralized systems can dramatically reduce capital costs by 40 per cent (and often much more) while eliminating many of the headaches associated with aging infrastructure like leaking sanitary sewers.

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