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Cost blowout to get Wellington's waste moving

Jem Traylen
Tue, 29 Jun 2021

Only a few weeks after the city council agreed to spend up to $208 million on a new sludge treatment plant, it has been warned that its costs will be higher than advertised. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Jem Traylen
Tue, 29 Jun 2021
Wellington’s wastewater woes are continuing, although this time it is the finances that are threatening to blowout, rather than the pipes themselves.Only a few weeks after the city council agreed to spend up to $208 million on a new sludge treatment plant, it has been warned its costs will be higher than advertised.But so accustomed is the council to receiving bad news that hardly a brow was furrowed when the matter was discussed at this week’s inaugural meeting of the council’s infrastructure committee.Committee chair Sean Ru...

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