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Council debates change order

Changes allow for well pump improvements

RITZVILLE – At the March 5 City Council meeting, Ben Varela of Varela Engineering was on hand to describe a change order for the Well No. 8 pump station project.

The change order totaling $151,146, including sales tax, had five subparts.

The council debated whether the first of the five components — totaling $32,000 — was necessary.

As described by Varela, that change order involved replacing an existing “booster pump control valve” in Well No. 9 and installing it at Well No. 8.

The change order proposal stated that a 12-inch check valve would be installed on Well No. 9 where the 8-inch valve...


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