HUNTSVILLE — It will still happen, but sweeping repairs to Huntsville's faulty sewer plant have apparently been delayed slightly by higher than expected construction costs.

Chesty Strunk, the plant's operator, informed the town's mayor and board of aldermen at Thursday's meeting that all bids for the project came in at between $1.1 million and $1.4 million — roughly twice the grant money the town received to complete the project.

"That's about double the money we had to spend," Strunk said. But, he added, "There was a lot of stuff that could be reduced."

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