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Council OKs Well 3 changes

Cheney officials believe overall project cost could drop due to significantly reduced depth


Last updated 1/17/2019 at 4:50pm

Cheney’s City Council approved a fourth change order to the city’s Well 3 drilling project at its Jan. 8 meeting — a change that officials believe while increasing the cost of drilling a new well will actually decrease the project’s overall expenditure.

The $72,571.40 change order provided compensation to contractor Blue Star Enterprises for restocking an unused portion of 16-inch diameter steel well casing that was not needed because the drilling actually produced a usable supply of water at a shallower depth than expected. The change also covers the installation and subsequent rem...

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