Langley water line project adds expenses

Replacing First Street’s waterline will cost almost $14,000 more than expected.

Installing 23 new meter setters bumped the cost and added a few more work days to the project.

Ryan Goodman, Langley’s interim public works director, assured city council April 15 the extra cost was well below the 10 percent contingency built into the project’s $307,662 budget.

“Roughly half of the meter setters didn’t have a check valve in them, which is required by law to prevent water from flowing back into them,” Goodman said.

No further change orders or additional costs were expected, he said. The south side of First Street that was dug up for waterline work was paved Thursday, making the city more attractive for last weekend’s Whale Days crowd.


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