City's water report says drink up - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

City's water report says drink up

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The City of Spokane released its annual report on the quality of drinking water provided by the City’s department. As per usual, the City met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water standards in 2017.

The City’s Water Quality Report is available here. In addition to information on water quality and water conservation, the report provides an update on the City’s program to replace all remaining lead service connections in the City’s water system.

“The City is committed to providing safe, clean drinking water to our customers at an affordable price,” said Scott Simmons, the City’s Division Director for Public Works & Utilities. “This year, we also are expanding our work in the area of water conservation.”

A new program called SpokaneScape promotes reduction of outdoor irrigation water use and offers rebates on City utility bills for replacement turf with water-smart plants and mulch.

Since May 2016, the Water Department has replaced 441 lead service lines with copper pipes, and the remaining 45 lines will be replaced this summer. Homeowners with lead service lines have been contacted and are encouraged to follow up with the City.

The City of Spokane operates the third largest water system in the state of Washington.  Only Seattle and Tacoma have larger systems. Beneath our City streets is a network of water pipes that delivers water from the City’s wells to some 75,000 homes and businesses within the current water service area. The City maintains about 1,000 miles of water mains and smaller water lines.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Hayden man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

    Hayden man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

    Sunday, October 14 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-10-14 19:11:51 GMT
    Bob Legasa -  FacebookBob Legasa - Facebook

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Hayden, Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. Legasa says in the post: "My hunting partner Greg Gibson and I surprised a Sow grizzly and her cub as we were moving in on some Elk. We walked up to with in 12 yards when we all saw each other And before I could even reach for my bear spray she was at full charge.

    >>

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Hayden, Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. Legasa says in the post: "My hunting partner Greg Gibson and I surprised a Sow grizzly and her cub as we were moving in on some Elk. We walked up to with in 12 yards when we all saw each other And before I could even reach for my bear spray she was at full charge.

    >>
  • Woman pleads innocent to murder by reason of insanity

    Woman pleads innocent to murder by reason of insanity

    Sunday, October 14 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-10-14 23:05:39 GMT
    Luke HollisterLuke Hollister

    COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - A woman accused of fatally shooting a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, man in Colfax, Washington, has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. The Spokesman-Review reports Ashley Myers entered the plea to second-degree murder Friday in Whitman County Superior Court.    Insanity pleas allow for the defense to argue for a potential commitment to a psychiatric facility instead of prison. 

    >>

    COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - A woman accused of fatally shooting a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, man in Colfax, Washington, has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. The Spokesman-Review reports Ashley Myers entered the plea to second-degree murder Friday in Whitman County Superior Court.    Insanity pleas allow for the defense to argue for a potential commitment to a psychiatric facility instead of prison. 

    >>
  • Driver okay after car windshield impaled by plywood on Florida highway

    Driver okay after car windshield impaled by plywood on Florida highway

    Sunday, October 14 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-10-14 18:40:53 GMT
    Brevard County Fire RescueBrevard County Fire Rescue

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla - As per usual, something crazy happened in Florida, but this time luckily no one was seriously hurt. A driver walked away with minor scrapes after an unsecured sheet of plywood impaled the windshield of their car. According to NBC-2, the car was traveling on I-95 when the sheet of plywood fell out of a pickup truck and pierced the windshield of the car traveling behind. 

    >>

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla - As per usual, something crazy happened in Florida, but this time luckily no one was seriously hurt. A driver walked away with minor scrapes after an unsecured sheet of plywood impaled the windshield of their car. According to NBC-2, the car was traveling on I-95 when the sheet of plywood fell out of a pickup truck and pierced the windshield of the car traveling behind. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • WATCH: California deputies use Doritos to lure wayward pig back home

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-10-15 12:26:40 GMT

    HIGHLAND, Calif. - Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home. The pig was running around a neighborhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received the call Saturday. One of the deputies had Doritos in her lunch bag. Video shows the deputy leaving a trail of the chips, which the pig followed.

    >>

    HIGHLAND, Calif. - Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home. The pig was running around a neighborhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received the call Saturday. One of the deputies had Doritos in her lunch bag. Video shows the deputy leaving a trail of the chips, which the pig followed.
      

    >>
  • Medical Lake dogs found in silo win 'Hambone award'

    Medical Lake dogs found in silo win 'Hambone award'

    Sunday, October 14 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-10-15 01:11:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A scary story of two previously lost Medical Lake German Shepherds being found in a silo got an even happier ending Sunday, as Zeus and Ziva officially won the 2018 Hambone Award. Zeus and Ziva's story out of Medical Lake went viral after the dogs spent 22 days stuck in an abandoned missile silo. The novelty of the situation led them to being nominated for an award last month. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A scary story of two previously lost Medical Lake German Shepherds being found in a silo got an even happier ending Sunday, as Zeus and Ziva officially won the 2018 Hambone Award. Zeus and Ziva's story out of Medical Lake went viral after the dogs spent 22 days stuck in an abandoned missile silo. The novelty of the situation led them to being nominated for an award last month. 

    >>
  • TripAdvisor: Spokane one of the best US cities for families to visit

    TripAdvisor: Spokane one of the best US cities for families to visit

    Sunday, October 14 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-10-15 01:09:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Lilac City appears to be growing in popularity nationally for its family-friendly attractions. Spokane made the list of 25 best cities for families to visit in the country by TripAdvisor. In the article, TripAdvisor broke the list of "Best Family Weekend Getaways with Kids" into multiple US regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest and Southwest.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Lilac City appears to be growing in popularity nationally for its family-friendly attractions. Spokane made the list of 25 best cities for families to visit in the country by TripAdvisor. In the article, TripAdvisor broke the list of "Best Family Weekend Getaways with Kids" into multiple US regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest and Southwest.

    >>