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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

City's main water tank back online


Last updated 5/21/2020 at 11:17am

Katie Teachout | The Journal

Larry Albee of Lind takes a shot on the Ritzville Golf Course last Friday, in front of the Standpipe Water Tower, which was brought back online as the main tank earlier that day. Irrigation of the golf course resumed Friday, relieving Adams County Fire Protection District No. 1 of their temporary greens duty.

RITZVILLE - City water users were treated to full-pressure showers and the freedom to irrigate lawns to their heart's content, with the Standpipe water tower coming back online Friday, May 15.

Mayor Gary Cook said Public Works Director Dave Breazeale let him know that morning the water test came back good from the lab.

The project that began in March included a full sandblasting and re-coating of the town's main water tower.

The switch to the shorter, standby water tower left users with lower water pressure on the gravity-feed system.

Cook said the 135-foot tall Standpipe tank holds 1 m...

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