With the stated uncertainty of future DEQ decisions related to snowmaking and possible river discharges, along with concerns about the proliferation of private systems, it seems premature to me to proceed down the path that the study recommends. I believe that an independent third party review of the study findings, should be conducted to address not only my concerns, but those of other stakeholders. This independent review should address value engineering of the current proposed Phase 1 and Phase 2 project, along with addressing the regional treatment plant idea. I believe that a short RFP process would find strong interest from many qualified engineering firms.
Yes, these values are placeholders for budgetary purposes. Final fees for any engineering are negotiated by the District on a case-by-case basis, as they were for the work involved in completing the Draft Report.