Discussion about the costs involved in the construction of a new water treatment plant took place at this week’s meeting of the Napoleon City Council.
The mayor was unhappy with figures that were presented to council a year ago regarding the estimated cost of constructing a new water treatment plant compared to a current estimate on the project.
The discussion arose after the city engineer requested action from council regarding a $1,908,900 contract with Jones and Henry Engineers for design on a new water treatment plant.
In 2012, council was told that construction of a new plant would cost $18 million.
Now the plant is estimated to cost approximately $24 million.