Fire in Maquoketa took every drop the water plant could produce
January 29, 2008
A fire in Maquoketa last weekend took so much water to fight that the city's water-treatment plant
pumped at capacity for two days just to keep up with demand and refill the city's water towers after the fire. Portable fire pumps
and fire trucks often rely on a substantial supply of municipal water
in order to do their jobs.
last revised January 2008