SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- The state Department of Health is urging some customers in Spokane Valley to boil their tap water because E. coli was detected in the water.
The advisory is for customers 2 miles east and west of Argonne Road and the north bank of the Spokane River to about one mile south Stoneman Road.
Customers should boil tap water they use for drinking, brushing teeth, preparing food, making ice, and washing dishes to kill the bacteria. E. coli can cause gastrointestinal illness.
The Spokane Regional Health District is contacting local schools with emergency procedures.
This advisory affects only Pasadena Park Irrigation District 17 customers. Those who are unsure of who supplies their water should check their monthly water bill.
The boil-water advisory will remain in place until the Pasadena Park Irrigation District 17 staff and the Department of Health are satisfied that the water is safe to drink.