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Test results of water samples near Deaconess and Shriners come back normal

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City Utilities Communication Manager Marlene Feist told KHQ on Tuesday that test results came back normal for water in the area of Lincoln and Monroe. City Utilities Communication Manager Marlene Feist told KHQ on Tuesday that test results came back normal for water in the area of Lincoln and Monroe.
SPOKANE, Wash. - On Monday, KHQ received phone calls and emails from viewers with concerns about water quality in and around Deaconess and Shriners Hospitals. 


We called the City of Spokane to inquire about our viewers' concerns, and Utilities Communications Manager Marlene Feist said that due to the replacement of a water main from 1896, there were concerns of elevated levels of iron in the water. The City flushed out the pipes in the area and then conducted further testing. The results of those tests came back Tuesday evening, and Feist said prior to the flushing there were elevated levels of iron, which was expected, but samples taken after the flushing showed the levels of iron were back within normal range. 


The water in the area was never deemed unsafe to drink, but the City wanted to reiterate that the levels of iron are back to normal.

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