May 13, 2014
commented on How Did Your
Cocaine Urine Get in My Drinking Water?
The sources of water for Seattle come from massive bowl-shaped mountain watersheds above 1,500ft elevation in areas where all building (and even foot access) above 1,000ft has been prohibited since the turn of the century. These enormous swaths of undeveloped land are not only great for wildlife and the environment, but they provide among the cleanest (and tastiest) drinking water in for a city this size the world over. There are literally no 'upstream' towns or development as the watersheds are completely closed systems at the 'headwater' and fed only by rain and snow. They are also in remote areas and are strictly guarded.