City of Spokane adding measures to ensure high drinking water quality

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The City of Spokane released its annual report on drinking water quality in Spokane, where they met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water standards from the City’s Water Department.

Even with passing the drinking standards, additional measures are being put in place to ensure quality water in Spokane, along with protecting and conserving water efforts in the city.

To start, 7,500 fire hydrant locks will be placed on hydrants in the West Plains area this month, east of the Spokane International Airport and south of Sunset Boulevard by the end of 2023. Contractors and residents who need water can get it at the Garden Springs filling station at at 4821 W. Garden Springs Road.

With the hopes of preventing water contamination, a hydrant permit and backflow prevention cage will continue to require access to other fire hydrants in the water system.

Spokane City Council recently approved an ordinance placing an odd/even water scheduling system to improve water conservation in the city.

Spokane has the third largest water operating system in the state.

CLICK HERE to read the full report on the water quality in Spokane.

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