Northside Water Quality Test Meets Standards
Kirstin Davis – (509) 625-7773
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10:39 a.m.
Water quality test results conducted overnight have met standards and confirm safe conditions for customers in north Spokane. City of Spokane Water Department technicians discovered a failed valve at Well Pump #4 resulting in air entering the system, causing water to have a cloudy or milky appearance. Customers north of North Foothills Dr. to Francis Ave. and Havana St. west to Assembly may have experienced a cloudy or milky look to their water. The condition of the water is not a result of contamination. The affected pump was taken out of operation and crews flushed the system in the north hill water system until late Friday night to help remove the air.
Water quality is one of the highest priorities for the City of Spokane. Each year, more than 2,000 tests are performed on Spokane’s water for 80 contaminants. Testing and monitoring Spokane’s drinking happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The City of Spokane’s water meets or exceeds all state and federal regulations governing the safety of your drinking water. Water quality reports are available on the City’s website.