Governor Inslee has issued Gov Proclamation 20-23.4 – COVID-19 Ratepayer Assist and Preservation of Essential Services. Spokane County Water District #3 is committed to keeping our customers connected to essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. If you are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic you may be eligible for support. Financial relief may include waived late fees, deferred shut-offs, and incremental payment plans to help customers through this difficult time. This Proclamation does not relieve customers from the obligation to pay for utility services.
The novel coronavirus / COVID-19 virus has not been detected in tap water. Standard procedures for tap water filtration, disinfection, and treatment removes or inactivate the virus. In contrast, bottled water is not required to meet the same standards, it’s much more expensive, and both the manufacturing and resulting empty plastic bottles are harmful to our environment. We encourage everyone to use (and store) tap water-it’s the safest, least expensive, and most environmentally sound source of water.
District staff continues to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak and we urge you to check back for updates related to our closures.