HALIFAX – The Fall River water project will cost more than originally anticipated, and while some residents may not choose to hook up to the service, a city councillor says they will likely still have to pay for it.
District 1 Councillor Steve Streatch said while it was estimated that each home would be charged $7,500 for municipal water, it was discovered following tenders for the job that the work cost more than the city was prepared to spend.
He told the Rick Howe Show the cost is more than had been earlier calculated.
“It was estimated to be approximately $7,500 per home,” said Streatch . “When the tenders actually come in, they came in about $3 million higher than what we had the money to do.”
Streatch said people are not obligated to connect to the water, but since the service will go by their property and increase its value, they will still have to pay for it.