Comment

The District should weigh the economic benefits of a scalable, state-of-the-art WRRF system upgrade with innovative wastewater recycling and re-use options against the illusion of certainty offered by direct-discharge

Response

MBR is the scalable, state-of-the-art WRRF. That is all that is moving forward at this time. The District will continue to develop reuse alternatives and is not implementing direct discharge at this time.

Comment

There are multiple comments in the November 9 2018 (conservation letter) alleging District insincerity in the Report, including: “one desired result”, repeated references to “ultimate emphasis on a direct-discharge to the Gallatin River as primary means for wastewater management”, “lack of good faith”, “clear premise and inherent goal is ultimately a permittable direct surface water discharge as the alleged primary benefit and “solution” to high development pressure in greater Big Sky.

Response

These statements indicate that the authors of the may not have fully read the entire report, especially the three chapters on snowmaking, subsurface disposal, and additional irrigation (respectively).