During this global Pandemic, the District would like to provide the following information about the continued safety of your drinking water.
The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.
– EPA – Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater
- You do not need to boil your water prior to drinking or use
- You can use your tap water for safe hand washing
As a reminder, we do not allow the disposal of anything other than water and the “3 P’s” into our sewer collection system.
Flushing sanitary wipes, paper towels, “flushable” wipes, diapers, etc. cause major problems to our sewer collection infrastructure. These problems result in clogged pumps, blocked sewer mains, sewer backups, and other environmental hazards. These events are extremely costly, and expose our staff unnecessarily to raw sewage.
Proper disposal of these items is in the garbage can after use.
KEEP THE WIPES OUT OF OUR PIPES
For the best information during the COVID-19 Pandemic, please visit the following official government sites:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus
- Washington State Department of Health (DOH) https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
- Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) https://srhd.org/covid19