AlejoEcheverry: Thanks glad you like it and glad I could help with your problem.
Mmyjp: It can get pretty cold up here so be careful in that bath alright. Glad your enjoying my story telling, I'm just suprised people actually read the text walls let alone enjoy them lol
Kim Sunwoo: Yup we have to get rid of it somehow and burning is always the best idea. Also glad you don't find the budget images boring.
Titanicbuff: Thanks glad you don't think its rubbish. Always a plus!
slickbg56: Thanks, I'm glad its looking lifelike as realism within the restraints of the game is what I'm aiming for (with a lot of tongue in cheap of course)
Entry 12: Burn everything burnable!
Only if it's trash of course because burning houses and such is just silly (unless your house in in the landfill in which case it'll also be incinerated for energy). Anyway as you have probably guessed we have the whole incineration electric plant thingy up and running now.
Below is the continuation of the last entry which we didn't actually finish because you know, stuff. Anyway when we last left off we had just decided where to actually build the power plant thing and that was on as island in the middle of the river (for safety reasons mentioned above). Anyway, one of the problems with building something on a island is that you then need to actually get stuff to it and given that shipping all the garbage from Central Garton via water would be entirely impractical and stupid we needed a bridge.
Below you'll see the proposed spots for this bridge to the island
Now all of them had up and downsides (well ok one of them didn't really have any downsides and was chosen but screw it I'm going to talk about why the other two blue arrows were bad ideas). Also it might be a good time to point out that despite all our brilliant planning, somehow as the gridded topography readings show, we'd managed to completely overlook the fact that the island really isn't very flat.
Anyway this issue kind of killed the bottom choice as the island was too narrow to actually receive a bridge and traverse the terrain (OOC: I may be using only Maxis stuff but I'm still going to have realistic bridges without insane slopes) which was a pity really as the mainland side was perfect.
Moving up the next one was thrown out due to the fact that we'd have to bulldoze and relocate a load of people in Sharbury and given that they weren't too happy with us building the damn power plant in the first place, upsetting them even more might be a silly idea (plus it costs more to buy purchase the houses then rehouse the people).
This then left the top choice as the perfect option. Not only was there room on either side but it offered the closest link to the Tipton dump where the majority of the rubbish would probably come from.
Fast forward a few months and construction on the bridge has finished with minimal damage (a couple of farms were made smaller but that was it). You can also see here that the dockside where the garbage brought by water will be transferred to the dump ready to be burnt and a small ferry for links from the mainland side of the river. (OOC: Also you can see that you don't need a slope mod to get decent slopes lol).
Anyway with the initial traffic thingy's laid out (network, that's the word), we got to work building the actual power plants and the dump. Fast forward a year or two and here is the, by now named Gull Island (on account of all the Seagulls that the dump has brought in. We would also like to point out that we try to make sure as few Seagulls as possible also get incinerated) complete with dump, a large incineration plant some recycling (was told it was good for the environment, got to put all those cookers back into use) and some industrial (hell the island is going to be a dump anyway may as well fill it with dirty industrial).
In the above image you can also see the new power lines to power the island side of the river. This then allowed us to demolish all the state owned wind turbines and with a few tasty cash sums buy and demolish all of the private ones as well.
On with the island though, as you can probably guess, it hasn't really stopped growing and with spreading population on the mainland side of the river meaning an increased workforce pool, this is currently what the island looks like.
Also while were at it here's the current budget after building everything and running the dump and incineration plant. As you can see although were still making money the schools and other services may now have to wait for a while. We also had to start yelling at people to recycle as the dump was beginning to fill faster than the incinerator was burning it (OOC: Enact some ordianances).
And finally, to actually finish this entry unlike the last one, lets take a look at the island and the growing mainland side of the river complete with overly long and obtrusive island labels.
Right till next time where I'm sure I'll find some other things to waffle on about (text wall for the win and all that).