- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - A company is suing the city of Corinth in a dispute over payment for extra work it alleges it was required to do at a local water treatment plant that wasn’t included in a contract.

A trial on the lawsuit filed by Georgia-based P.F. Moon and Company is scheduled for April 25, 2016, in U.S. District Court in Oxford.

Defendants are the city and the Corinth Public Utilities Commission. They countersued the company in March.

The Daily Corinthian reports (https://bit.ly/1E3CMJy ) that P.F. Moon is seeking $1.6 million in damages for breach of contract.

P.F. Moon argues it did additional grading in the lagoons, put more rip-rap at the existing detention pond and other things that increased its costs and the time to complete the work.

The company says it submitted a claim for additional compensation, the bulk of which was denied by the engineering firm on the project, Cook Coggin Engineers.

The city and utilities commission argue the added costs and time were the company’s fault.

The city and commission argue the company failed to complete the work on time and in accordance with the contract. The city and commission withheld payment of $345,225 and want to keep the money.

The Clifford Worsham Surface Water Treatment Facility located east of Glen went into operation in 2013. It taps the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway as a water source with the capacity to withdraw 10 million gallons a day.

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Information from: The Daily Corinthian.

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