BOIL YOUR WATER.
THAT'S WHAT RESIDENTS IN PARTS OF SPOKANE VALLEY ARE
BEING TOLD TO DO TO STAY SAFE FROM AN E-COLI OUTBREAK
IN THEIR WATER SYSTEM.
THE AREA IMPACTED STRETCHES TWO MILES EAST AND WEST
OF ARGONNE ROAD.
AND FROM THE NORTH BANK OF THE SPOKANE RIVER.
TO ABOUT ONE MILE SOUTH OF STONEMAN ROAD.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH MORE
INFORMATION ON WHAT RESIDENTS IN THE AFFECTED AREAS
SHOULD BE DOING TO STAY SAFE.
AARON, 23-HUNDRED HOMES AND BUSINESSES ARE IMPACTED
BY THIS E-COLI OUTBREAK.
AND AS OF NOW THERE IS NO PREDICTION ON WHEN THE WATER
ADVISORY WILL BE LIFTED.
Samantha Pfeifer-Brown :367
It was kinda scary!
SAMANTHA PFEIFER-BROWN CAME HOME YESTERDAY TO A LITTLE
ORANGE SLIP ON HER DOOR.
Saying there was e-coli found in our water systems
and we weren't allowed to drink it.
THE SLIP DIDN'T PROVIDE MUCH MORE INFORMATION THEN
LEAVING HER LEFT WITH MANY QUESTIONS.
Did they just now find it? And how long has it been
in our water?
I have animals and I've given them water out of my
tap, and it's like are they sick?
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS ADVISING RESIDENTS WHO
LIVE IN THE AFFECTED AREA TO BOIL WATER FOR AT LEAST
ONE MINUTE BEFORE DRINKING, BRUSHING TEETH, PREPARING
FOOD, MAKING ICE, AND WASHING DISHES.
TO KILL THE BACTERIA.
I would rather just buy clean water
KRISTI ALLEN HAS FOUR SMALL KIDS.
We mix water and milk with their bottles and stuff
so we're a little bit worried, ust watching how their
acting and for anything unusual.
ALLEN WASN'T NOTIFIED FROM THE CITY UNTIL TODAY.
The only information we got was there was a yellow
slip on our garage and then Pasadena Park Elementary
called and left a message today.
THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTED ILLNESSES YET.
BUT COMMON SYMTOMS OF E-COLI INCLUDE CRAMPING, NEAUSEA,
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY OF THOSE SYMPTOMS.
IT'S RECCOMMENDED YOU CALL YOUR DOCTOR.
THE OFFICE OF DRINKING WATER WILL HAVE AN ENGINEER
OUT MONDAY LOOKING INTO THE SOURCE OF THE OUTBREAK.
MAKING IT AT LEAST ANOTHER FEW DAYS BEFORE THE WATER
I just hope they get it fixed.
I would like to drink some water that I'm not having
to buy from the store.
TO DISINFECT THE WATER.
THE CITY HAS INCREASED LEVELS OF CHLORINE .
THEY RECOMMEND YOU RUN ALL THE TAPS IN YOUR HOUSE
FOR 15 MINUTES TO HELP THE WATER TRAVEL THROUGH THE
DISTRICTS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.
AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU UPDATE ON THE WATER
CONDITION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AS WELL AS KXLY.COM.
REPORTING LIVE IN STUDIO TONIGHT.