Run tap water for at least 2 minutes, due to concerns about lead

by | Apr 21, 2016

Update Sunday: Seattle Public Utilities says two days of extensive water testing shows no lead in the water, so there’s no need to run it for two minutes before drinking.

Earlier: Seattle Public Utilities is urging customers to run tap water for two minutes if it hasn’t been used in at least six hours. The concern comes after high levels of lead were found in the water at four Tacoma homes. While the two water systems are not connected, SPU is advising that water be run for two minutes until it can assess whether its system has a similar problem.

You can read the full story on KING 5. SPU’s Twitter feed says it will have more information on its website and social media accounts soon.

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