After approving a large rate hike on your water bill, the city says one of the projects that cash will go towards is actually coming in under budget.
The city had expected to pay about $50 million for the next phase of upgrades to the South End Treatment Plant.
But the lowest bid came in at about $40 million.
Councillor Brian Mayes says more competition likely helped the city.
“I think the slowdown in the oil industry has caused some companies who do these big projects to look around for work. So, we’ve gotten a bid that’s $10 million less than what we had projected, so, good news we’re under budget for this aspect of the project,” Mayes tells 680 CJOB.
The total cost of the project is expected to be more than $300 million.