City confirms reports of water quality issue in South Spokane

City spokesperson confirms reports of a water quality issue on the South Hill. City officials urge residents not to panic, but hold off from drinking the water.

SPOKANE, Wash. -- City spokesperson confirms reports of a water quality issue on the South Hill. City officials urge residents not to panic, but hold off from drinking the water.

Spokane water manager said a homeowner noticed their water did not smell right and had a slight discoloration so they called the City.

City spokesperson Marlene Feist released a statement saying the water quality concerns are primarily west and south of Ferris High School. "Water quality experts are on scene and crews are flushing lines to look for broken pipes that could be the source of the issue," Feist said. 

Feist mentioned intermittent water outages are possible as crews seek to isolate the problem. Spokane water manager told KREM 2 between 50 and 250 people could be affected with water outages throughout the night. Officials also mentioned the water could affect students at Ferris High School. 15 crews are spread across the South Hill area trying to figure out the root of the problem. 

"If citizens have discolored water or other concerns about their water, they should refrain from drinking it," Feist said. 

This story is still developing and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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