Seattle's water quality among top in the country, continent

According to a national study, the quality of water in the City of Seattle ranked among the highest in North America.

The federally mandated report, which will be shipped to residents this week, highlights that in 2006, Seattle's water was among the best in any major city on the continent. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) currently tests the water for 177 compounds, metals, chemical contaminants and disease-causing organisms. SPU also claims they are making great strides towards water conservation in the wake of the threat of global warming. This achievement is partially due to SPU's "Saving Water Partnership."

The partnership includes a group of 18 local water utilities and their goal of reducing water demand by one percent by 2010. SPU says that this will save 11 million gallons of water each day from 2007 to 2010.

SPU currently provides service to over 1.3 million customers with water supplies from the Cedar River and Tolt River watersheds.

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