Analyzed three alternatives for disposing of wastewater from a remote canyon park: (a) over a mile of conventional sanitary sewer to connect to the City sewer system; (b) septic tanks with a small diameter variable grade effluent sewer (VGES) to the City sewer system; and (c) septic tanks with soil absorption systems. The innovative VGES system cost only 40 percent of the conventional sewer alternative, but provided the same degree of service and reliability. It has been selected for implementation, saving the City an estimated $155,000.