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REDUCE WATER USE

Save on your water bills with indoor & outdoor water conservation tips and rebates. See reduce water use.

Water leaks, dripping faucets or a constantly running toilet affect your water consumption and your water and sewer charges. Learn how to find and fix water leaks.

WATER RATES

There are different water rates for summer and winter seasons, as well as Third Tier rate information for high water use customers. See water rates.

NEW WATER SERVICE & UPGRADES

Learn the steps you need to take to begin new water service. See new water service.

WATER METERS

Learn how to read your water meter, change your meter size and use your meter to test for leaks.

Where is it? Water meters are typically located:

  • in iron boxes sunk in the ground;
  • in the parking strip or sidewalk in front of or at the side of your house;
  • or they are covered by a 1x2 ft. metal plate that says CWM (City Water Meter).

See water meters.

WATER QUALITY

Learn about the quality of your drinking water and how it is tested. Find information on lead in drinking water, health risk and Cryptosporidium, and answers about common water quality problems. See water quality.

WATER SYSTEM PROJECTS

Current projects include: Reservoir Covering Program, Morse Lake Pump Plant and Queen Anne Improvements. See water system projects.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Water System Advisory Committee (WSAC) members participate in review of SPU’s programs, policies and services related to drinking water quality and customer confidence. See Water System Advisory Committee.

ABOUT THE WATER SYSTEM

SPU manages a reliable, efficient system that supplies clean water (about 140 million gallons daily!) to approximately 1.5 million people in the Seattle area. Learn more about the pristine source of our water, supply and usage, dam safety, and our extensive efforts to protect our drinking water. See About the Water System

WATER RATES PAY FOR:

  • Protecting the safety and security of the water supply system
  • Operating two state-of-the-art water treatment facilities
  • Daily testing to maintain drinking water quality
  • Covering open water storage reservoirs in Seattle
  • Maintaining and repairing 1,800 miles of pipeline, 20,000 valves, 18,000 fire hydrants, 180,000 water service connections, and dozens of other water facilities
  • Providing services to help customers manage their bills and resolve problems

How to Fix a Leaky Toilet

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