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Trentwood water OK, Spokane Valley schools reopen

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 10:41am  ET

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - The Trentwood Irrigation District says water samples have tested clean of harmful bacteria or other substances. The Spokane Valley district said Wednesday the water is safe to drink.

KHQ reports ( http://is.gd/gUVSV3) the brown color Tuesday was caused by dirt falling into a well. While not pleasant, it's not harmful.

The district had advised 1,600 customers to boil drinking water until the health tests came in.

Three Spokane Valley schools _ East Valley High School, East Valley Middle School and Trentwood Elementary _ sent students home Tuesday because of brown water in drinking fountains.

The East Valley School District says schools reopened Wednesday.

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Information from: KHQ-TV, http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3082888/


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