Nanaimo City Councillors say they’re impressed with the local spin-offs coming from construction of a multi-million dollar South Fork Water Treatment plant.
The City’s Manager of Water Resources Bill Sims says almost all the workers on the 70-million dollar project are in some way putting a chunk of that money back into the local economy.
On the downside, Sims also outlined the fact the project is behind schedule, mainly because the concrete work has gone slower than expected. It’s now expected the plant will be finished in late summer of 2015.
It’s also running a bit over budget, to the tune of 1 per cent or 387-thousand dollars.