Officials in the Town of Mulgrave say they hope their water treatment will be up and running in February.
Ralph Hadley, the mayor of the town, says they’ve been waiting seven years, so a couple more weeks or another month won’t hurt.
Hadley says a meeting was scheduled on the issue Tuesday.
He says it’s been a frustrating journey so far.
After January’s regular town council meeting Monday, Hadley told The Hawk the issue has been going on far too long.
“(It’s) very frustrating- I’m even kind of embarrassed that I’ve even sat on council and it took that long to construct a water treatment plant,” he said. “We’ve had some bad luck and, of course, we had a lot of hiccups along the way.”
Hadley said they’ll be going back to their previous contractor and engineering firm with possible legal action.
“We’ll be taking that legal route since we didn’t get what we wanted,” he said. “The plant was too long getting up and running and it cost us a lot of extra costs.”
Hadley said they’ve been working with representatives from a new firm, CACL, who plan to repair some cracks.
He said town officials have contributed an additional $120,000 to the project.