County to Improve Water System

County to Improve Water System

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake County officials have been spurred by the Wasatch Junior High School fire to create a special improvement to improve the water service for firefighting.

Fire officials said the old water system provided too little water at too little pressure. Salt Lake City officials, who serve the school's area in Holladay, defended the water supply.

However, county officials saidyesterday that the blaze likely would not have escalated to a six-alarm blaze if water pipelines were up to code.

They created a special improvement district in Millcreek to update water pipes and replace the dead-end grid with a loop system.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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