Seattle Public Utilities provides water for approximately 1.4 million people living in the Greater Seattle, Washington metropolitan area. To help Seattle and the surrounding cities keep thriving and growing, Seattle Public Utilities sources water from the Cedar and the Tolt watersheds, both of which contain water so pure, it doesn't need to be filtered (treated only).
Seattle Drinking Water Quality
Consumer Confidence Water Quality Reports
Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA requires Seattle Water to assess local water quality each year and distribute a Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report.
The information in this report includes the source of your water, whether your water meets EPA standards, detailed tables of detected contaminants, detailed descriptions of those contaminants, possible reasons why they're present, and potential health effects (if any).
Read the Consumer Confidence Report for Seattle main water system here:
Contact Seattle Water Customer Service
Have a Question, Issue or Comment?
Main Customer Service
206-684-3000 (Mon–Fri, 7:30 AM–6:00 PM)
Emergency (24 hours - broken water main or pipeline, etc.)
Pay Your Seattle Water Bill
Already have an account?
If you already have an account, you just need to login to the Seattle Water site. Seattle Water accepts credit cards, debit, and direct deposit. Click here to login.
Want to create a new account?
You can create a new account on the Seattle Water website. Once you create the account, you can setup payment with credit, debit, or direct deposit. Click here to create an account.
Want to pay without an account?
You can make a one-time payment without creating an account. You will need to have your credit or debit card in order to make the one time payment. Click here to make a one time payment.
How to Start Seattle Water Service
Starting Your Service
When you move to a new home in Seattle, you'll most likely already have running water, but you'll still need to set up water service with the Seattle Water. Luckily, Seattle has made it pretty simple with the following online form. Starting service generally takes just two business days.
Stopping Your Service
When you move out of a home in Seattle, you'll need to stop your water service with the Seattle Water, so you don't keep getting billed. Simply fill out the following online form. Stopping service normally takes just two business days.