All elected leaders will be looking at whether the regional system is fair and equitable to the taxpayers who elected them. Regional systems are nothing new to us. We already participate in regional libraries, wastewater, transit and the airport. We just don't want one city subsidizing the affairs of others.
In covered lagoons, which are less efficient than fixed-film anaerobic digesters, the digestive bacteria float around, making only random contact with the manure particles. In fixed-film digesters, the bacterial growth occurs on the surfaces of the internal media that the waste must flow over, thereby assuring frequent contact. In this way, higher volumes of wastewater can be processed.