WASTEWATER PLANT

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The Unalaska City Council still hasn't decided whether to increase utility rates. That's despite several meetings and many hours of discussion and presentations on the challenges of rising costs and the question over who should pay.

Courtesy of Unalaska City Hall

Unalaska is suing a former contractor blamed for costly delays during construction of the city's wastewater treatment plant in 2013 and 2014.

The City Council approved the lawsuit unanimously Tuesday, authorizing City Attorney Brooks Chandler to bring civil litigation against Advanced Blasting Services, LLC.

The Wasilla company was hired to remove rock on a $1.45 million contract.