Please Give Us Your Feedback on our Draft Water System Plan:
Seattle is fortunate to have drinking water that is among the best in the nation. But it takes all of us to protect and safeguard this valuable resource.
To maintain its high quality and reliability, Seattle Public Utilities updates its strategic, long-term plan regarding its drinking water system every six years. The draft 2013 Water System Plan is our latest update and we address many issues:
- How are we ensuring high-quality water for the future?
- How could climate change impact that outlook?
- What is the right level of water conservation?
- How much do we need to invest to maintain our pipes and other facilities?
We invite you to review the draft plan and provide your input.
- Review the draft plan. The new plan is now posted and we encourage individuals to read the draft and send their comments by May 31. We welcome feedback from everyone – from residents and businesses to community leaders and subject matter experts.
Over the past decade, Seattle has made investments in its drinking water system, which serves approximately 1.3 million customers throughout the Puget Sound region. We have two protected watersheds, state-of-the-art treatment facilities, covered water storage facilities, and enough capacity to meet our needs until at least 2060.
Yet, like with many important utility services, the infrastructure is complex and needs to be carefully managed – from the mountain watersheds where it originates to the taps where it is used.
I want to thank you in advance for your feedback. We look forward to hearing from you.
Seattle Public Utilities