The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors will reconsider Tuesday charging the Imperial Unified School District almost twice what the school district originally expected to pay for the Dahlia Canal pipeline project.
In an April 27 letter sent to IID board President Andy Horne, IUSD Superintendent Barbara Layaye requests the IID board "reconsider billing the school district for the increased piping costs of $44,856 on the Dahlia Canal pipeline cooperative project."
Two years ago the school district entered a project with IID, Imperial County and the city of Imperial to share the costs of putting the Dahlia Canal in Imperial underground.
According to Layaye's letter, the school district budgeted $49,819 for the project. This April, almost a year after the project's completion, the school district was notified "that final project costs had almost doubled due to poor cost estimates."