MULGRAVE: Town council is looking to solve its problems with the new water plant.
Mulgrave CAO Kevin Matheson said council is engaging CBCL Limited, an engineering firm out of Halifax, to take over the completion of their new water treatment facility. Council is also working with legal firm Cox and Palmer to offer advice on the possible legal avenues for recovering cost overruns.
Matheson said the primary issue with the facility, at the moment, is water pressure, noting there are also a few structural problems including cracked concrete in the clear wells and leaking around some walls.
He said the cost of the project is somewhere between $3 million and $4 million.
“We still have not distributed any water from that plant,” he said, noting construction began in 2010. “We decided we’re getting a firm, getting them in there [to] tell us what to do and we’ll do it. We need someone to take it and run with it.”
The water treatment facility saw setback after set back over the years. Back in June, 2016, Matheson said water pressure at the plant is supposed to be around 15 pounds per square inch (PSI) but was recorded as low as 6 PSI.