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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

In search of better fire flow

Coming Medical Lake water system changes about safety as much as more hookups


Last updated 9/5/2019 at 8:21am

Big changes are coming to the Medical Lake water system — and nobody will likely notice.

The changes, including a new booster pump at one of the city’s two interties with the state water system, and a new intertie with the city of Spokane will provide fire flow capacity and provide a more reliable water source even as available ground water in the area remains an increasingly dubious prospect.

Medical Lake water currently comes from four wells. Two are owned and operated independently by Medical Lake and feed the city’s 1.5 million gallon reservoir on Olsen Hill.

Two other wells loca...

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