Water Intake Project Delayed (2018-11-19 16:04:49)

The New River Water Intake Project that was scheduled to be complete on November 7th has been delayed.

High Country Press reports the Boone Town Council gave a three month extension to project engineer W.K. Dickson & Company.

According to the report, the project contractor, Harper Corporation, will have to work at least 60 hours a week through the extension period to complete the project on time.

The extra work will cost nearly $138,000 and will be paid by the Town of Boone.

The additional time is needed because of several delayed and cancelled inspections from bad weather.

The Water Intake Project started on February 13th, 2017.

The total cost of the project will be more than $42 million.