Mike Snyder, general manager of Rehab Systems, appeared before the Alta City Council Monday night to present a bill in the amount of $11,437.50 for cleaning the grit holding tank at the waste water plant. Snyder requested to be compensated for extra work that needed to be done, which exceeded his $6,000 original bid.
The grit holding tank hadn't been cleaned for 17 years and took Snyder twice as long to clean than he had expected. Snyder made his bid with the assumption he would clean 34,000 gallons out of the tank at 4 percent solid in a tank that was 18 feet deep. Snyder ended up removing 72,000 gallons at 4 percent solid for the first 6 feet and 80 percent solid for the remaining 12 feet.
Snyder noted that the tank was deeper than first thought and that additional waste was added to the tank after his bid was submitted.
"I see offering them more money, but not doubling the bid," council member Bruce McGowan said. "When you make a bid, sometimes you get a good job and sometimes you get a bad job and the next time you learn from your mistake."
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