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ML treatment plant not affected by winter or spring runoff


It was business as usual for the Medical Lake’s Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Facility.

Built in 2000, the facility collects waste and water from the Medical Lake, Lakeland Village and Eastern State Hospital.

The plant filters suspended solids, biodegradable organics, pathogenic bacteria, nutrients from the wastewater and purifies the water before sending it back into the environment.

A portion of the discharge is treated to Class A-plus reclaimed water standards — drinking water quality — and pumped back into West Medical Lake. The remaining effluent is discharged into the Deep Cr...

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