More than three quarters of the £100,000 needed to build a new kitchen at a former school for deaf children in North Yorkshire was spent on a £4,000 water main, the building company told a court.
The project cost more than £150,000 to build and has been running since February, according to the building society, but the council says it will now spend up to £1m on a new system, which will have to be installed after the next inspection.
The council said it will be upgrading the water system to improve the reliability of the network and to make it more reliable.
The scheme started last March and involved building a system to treat wastewater and a pipe to pump the treated water to a storage tank.
The new system will be installed next month.
The cost of the new system is more than half of the original cost, the council said.
A spokesman for the building regulator said it was not a good example of the way local authorities and builders work together.
A spokesman said that in the past, “a council would put in place a design that was suitable to meet this level … but it has now been proven that a modern system is required.” “
But the system in the current building is not designed to handle this level of demand, which is why the council was looking at the new design.”
A spokesman said that in the past, “a council would put in place a design that was suitable to meet this level … but it has now been proven that a modern system is required.”
He said the council had been looking at other options, including upgrading the existing system and buying a new water-treatment plant.
The company also had to install an air filter, which costs more than the new, £4.50-a-litre system, because of the increased demand for water in the city.
Local authority officials say they are taking a proactive approach to water infrastructure projects.
Local authorities and local builders are sharing costs in the same way that businesses and companies use cash to fund infrastructure projects, such as new roads and parks.
The building watchdog said it would be more proactive in future to identify which projects were worth the extra cost and to help them move forward quickly.
The spokesman added that the project had been a great success and the council would be investing more in the water network.