KREM 2, “Verify: Is it safe to drink water from a hose?”

SPOKANE, Wash. — On a hot summer day of yard work, have you ever thought about taking a swig of water out of your garden hose?

A recent study shows that even if the water is perfectly fine there may be things inside your hose that could make you or your family sick.

City of Spokane Water Department officials said any water that comes from your house should be perfectly fine. It is tested regularly and thoroughly before it ever makes it way to your neighborhood straight to the tap or to the faucet outside.

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