Can FPUD add, subtract and multiply?
Last updated 6/19/2008 at Noon
A recent article entitled “Sludge Savings” concerning FPUD’s new sludge drying plant (NC Times, 6/7/08) is troublesome.
FPUD claims they are now saving $6,000/month ($72,000/year) previously spent “to haul wet sludge to disposal sites.” However, FPUD is now producing dried sludge and the cost of operating this new sludge drying plant is $75,000/year. This is a net loss of $3,000/year.
In addition, FPUD is presently selling, to a local flower producer(?) 20 tons/month of this dried sludge for $4 per ton, producing $960/year of real income, thereby reducing its total loss to $2,04...