An unforeseen circumstance has sent the Town of Deer Lake looking for more provincial money to finish up a capital works project.
The town had budgeted $249,000 to upgrade a lift station at the end of Lakeside Drive, but has since realized it will need larger piping to handle the increased water flows to the lift station.
The work will require putting the new piping beneath the Trans-Canada Highway, but that drilling should be able to be done without disrupting traffic flow on the highway above.
The unexpected expense of the new piping will mean the project is going to cost an additional $200,000 the town does not have. Ball said the project is an important one that must get done, but it cannot be finished until the money is there to pay for it.
The town is in consultation with the province to ensure it can spend the money it does have allocated before proceeding any further.