I will continue my series on the various areas that will be in the town that I will found. Today we will look at The Utilities District!
So, while this is not a large area, this District will be an important one, for it will be the space that all of the main facilities of the services that are required for a modern city to run and function.
The Utilities District will be 2.5 acres in size (square in size at 1/16 mile by 1/16 mile).
It will be located just south of the patch of land that I and my family will call home: The House of Westlock (I’ll get to it in a later blog entry).
Also, it will be to the right of The Government District, to the left of the Micro Estates (The Mobile/Tiny Home Park), as well as to the north of the Transient/Recreational Campground (for those folks in RV’s that are staying a day to two weeks).
In truth The Utilities District is larger than just its two and a half acres, as it will, in essence include all of the waterways that surround and permeate the town area.
Those waterways will be there for recreation, but also to catch stormwater runoff and store it for our drinking water.
As well, those waterways will be used for our agricultural irrigation. So, this will be needed to be taken into account when we setup our agricultural practices.
It is intended that it will be connected to a water source of some kind and perhaps return to that water source as well.
At the very least some thought and planning for overflow and flood mitigation will be needed to be taken into effect, lest we want to become Venice.
The drinking water will be filtered and processed until it is as close to being perfect drinking water as it can be.
The sewage will be processed until it is as clean as possible, with a zero waste output policy.
While we may use a septic field or use the “output) in the agriculture process, we will not be simply dumping raw or barely treated sewage into our, or anyone else’s drinking supply.
Power generation will also be done in a sustainable and ecologically respectful way.
Yet, as we do it, the intent is to show that it can be done, it can be done cheaply, and it can be reliable. All while protecting the environment at the same time.
The Utilities District will reflect and be the centrepiece of our policy to build the town but do so in an ecologically respectful and sustainable way.
I do not have all of the answers on how to achieve all of the objectives that this district must meet, but we will figure out how to do these things along the way.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!