YUCCA VALLEY — Hi-Desert Water District directors discussed about $2 million worth of change orders in the wastewater project Wednesday.
“A majority of it is probably from utilities not previously being shown,” said Director Sarann Graham.
About half of the change orders presented were for Collection System Package C. Some of the big-ticket items for the package that required changes in the cost include $237,000 toward 6-inch paving in parking lots. More parking lots than expected had to be drilled into for the project, said Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Abadesco.
Despite the change orders, Abedesco said the project is still in line with the budget because of expected overage.
The directors discussed amending the district’s policy on service connections.
The district currently has “U” branch connections that provide water for fire sprinkler systems. It is moving to a single connection providing water, which is recommended by the San Bernardino County Fire Standards and the National Fire Protection Association.
“I’m satisfied that this meets state requirement,” said Director Bob Stadum.