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Water project cost more


The city will spend more on a recent water pipe maintenance project than it thought earlier.

Grand Coulee’s city council approved two change orders totaling $53,147.66, on its recent water project on Midway Avenue.

Gray & Osborne officials appeared at the council meeting asking the elected body to approve the change orders and gave an explanation for the extra charges.

The work was done by Pikin Construction of Wenatchee.

The first change order was for $34,016.23, and was necessary because of rock excavation while digging across SR-155, additional asphalt cutting, repairing an unknown sewer pipe. locating an existing fire main loop and reconnecting it, and for additional water main extensions.

The second change order, for $19,131.43, was to reconcile the contract quantities to the actual quantities.

The change orders caused the overall cost of the project to go from $391,603 to $444,750.66.

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