When the City Council approved a secondary water system throughout the city last year, it didn't realize the misery the installation would cause residents.

City Manager Dennis Cluff said many residents should be complemented for their patience with the torn up streets and detours. He said 1300 North Street has really been affected by the secondary waterline installation. A portion of 3000 West has also been a trouble spot.Cluff said the delays were caused by problems with a subcontractor. Many portions were not completed according to the standards of Clinton or the Davis and Weber Canal Company. The city won't accept the sub-standard work, but may have to tolerate temporary road patching this winter until permanent repairs can be made next spring.

It's hoped all work will be sealed up by early November. A new sub-contractor has also been hired for future waterline work.