Airway Heights water safe to drink, officials say
Airway Heights water safe to drink, officials say.
Airway Heights officials said Thursday that the city’s water supply is now safe to drink.
Since the discovery of the high levels of contamination, the city began to flush its pipes with Spokane water.
But it took three weeks for enough of Spokane’s water to clean out the system to levels considered safe to drink.
Any water restriction must be approved by the City Council and would likely mean establishing an odd-even day watering schedule.
Although Spokane can pull as much water as needed from the aquifer, Anderson said how much Airway Heights can receive is limited by the connections to Spokane’s water system.
Or, they could tap into a Fairchild Air Force Base water line that runs through the city of Airway Heights.
“And I don’t blame them.” Wolffy’s Hamburgers owner Justin Davis also said his business was down significantly.
“The biggest thing is the customers are scared,” he said.
At first the city provided restaurants with potable water, Anderson said.