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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

ML workers make quick work of waterline break


Last updated 2/28/2019 at 10:46pm

Avista and the City of Medical Lake had an unfortunate encounter with a long forgotten service line near the intersection of North Stanley and East Percival Streets on Monday.

Avista crews were placing a new utility pole and, in an abundance of caution at the city’s request, had moved slightly away from an existing fire hydrant to place the pole.

The city was unaware, however, that an old service line was below. Avista subsequently hit and punctured the line.

“I think there was an old grain silo there at one time,” City Administrator Doug Ross speculated.

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