JASPER -- The U.S. 231 water line replacement project in Jasper will take longer than expected to complete.
Utility Service Board General Manager Bud Hauersperger notified the common council last night that the project will be less expensive if they extend the timeline from six months to one year.
Since the city will have more time, officials are also extending the deadline to sign up for assistance to help pay for replacing or repairing wastewater lateral connections to homes and businesses.
That assistance, up to half of the cost capped at $2,500.
Residents in the area who qualify for the assistance have already been notified.
The deadline to sign up was May 1st.That has now been extended.The new deadline is September 1st.