As the manager of the Northern Gila County Sanitary District, I can assure readers that the comment about “costing $6 million to connect to sewer” has not been a part of any discussion with our agency concerning a university in Payson.
We have never quoted fees to any group associated with the proposed college. We calculate fees and offer sewer service agreements only after we have reviewed plans and evaluated the potential downstream impact on our facilities.
As of yet, we have not been provided with any sort of site or design plans including “offsite infrastructure” to determine appropriate costs, service commitments or schedule.
The NGCSD has always been committed to supporting the activities that benefit our users and community while providing our customers with excellent service and equitable costs.
Joel S. Goode