The Minden Town Board awarded a $2.66 million contract Wednesday for the construction of a new booster station on the north side of Minden to Sierra Nevada Construction.
The booster station is in the first phase of water delivery system improvements to allow for pumping water to Carson City, Indian Hills and Douglas County.
Town engineer Bruce Scott said the low bid came in much higher than anticipated.
The town had estimated the cost at $1.825 million.
"We believe it is attributed to increases in material and construction costs as the construction market appears to be returning to a more …