Crews making progress on Manito Park koi pond conservation project

Koi Pond Manito Park
Credit: Spokane Parks

SPOKANE, Wash. — Staff at Manito Park are making progress on a project to clean out the pond basin at the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden and it will soon reopen to the public. 

The work is being done to support the koi pond conservation project, which improves pond quality and will save up to 18 million gallons of water annually. 

Crews are replacing and upgrading all existing pond pumps, plumbing, as well as mechanical and electrical equipment. New UV and sand filters, recirculation jets and pond skimmers are also being added. 

The koi will remain in the pond throughout most of the project, except for a short time when they will be taken to a koi specialist for a health inspection. 

Construction has been underway since March, with the pond set to reopen in July. 

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