The Portage Water Treatment Plant will not be upgraded as planned.

Councilmen Perry Robinson explains the upgrades will happen but not as soon as they hoped.

The city only received one tender for the project and it was higher than they were willing to pay.

Robinson says the upgrades are not an urgent situation and they will look for another set of bidding in the fall or early next year.

He adds they try to replace or upgrade parts as much as possible before the plant has any problems.