Frustration is the word being used by Deloraine Winchester Reeve Gord Weidenhamer when referring to the town's new water plant.

The $7 million project has been plagued with ongoing technical and mechanical issues and continues to be delayed from opening.

“The latest problem has to do with the turbidity metres” said Weidenhamer. He added when you put new equipment in and it doesn't work it really scares you.

Along with the metre problems contractors have also had to change heating systems and electrical boards. “I'll be honest there are some contractors out there I surely wouldn't recommend” said Weidenhamer.

The municipality has been relying on its old plant to meet the local water needs and so far Weidenhamer says it is holding up and continues to pump out the water.

Looking ahead the reeve isn't sure when the new water plant will finally be online. “I'd like to say next week or a month from now but who knows. These metres they are doing testes again and everything is computerized and everything has to run automatically and when it doesn't something tells the system to stop and that's where the problem is right now.”

Weidenhamer says the project is close to one year behind schedule.

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