Taking Care of Your Water at the Source

Find out how the sources of Seattle's water, the Cedar and Tolt Municipal Watersheds, are managed now and for the future.

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  Diagram of a Watershed

Graphic | 2 minutes

A simple graphic that illustrates the concept of a watershed.

URL: https://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/natural-resources/graphics/what-is-a-watershed-1802.pdf

Diagram of the geographic parts of a watershed

  A Watershed Model Demonstration!

Video | 3 minutes

The Cedar River Watershed is closed to unsupervised public access. Watch this video to see why it's so important to keep homes, businesses, and recreation away from our drinking water.

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adeuleuK0x0

  Who's Watching the Cedar River Watershed?

Video | 1 minute

Learn about who’s protecting your drinking water and how they do it.

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9UmcLN5L-4

  What is a Watershed?

Video | 1 minute

A short video that explains what a watershed is and how important they are.

URL: https://vimeo.com/94478212


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Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.