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Is Seward Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 3:57 am, June 24, 2022

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Seward?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Seward.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Alaska, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Tap water in Seward, AL, is safe to drink. According to the DEC and the EPA, the water satisfies the quality criteria that have been established for every City in the United States. 

All clients are entitled to receive annual water quality reports from the supplier per a mandate issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The water systems of the City of Seward and the Seward Marine Industrial Center (SMIC) are both considered public sources of water in the City.

Where does Seward water come from?

Deep water wells in the Fort Raymond region, which are fed by the Japanese Creek aquifer, serve as the City’s primary water supply sources. Because of the high natural quality of our water, just a limited amount of treatment is done to it.

Water test

Visit to find out more about Public Works. You might also want to test the water in your own home. The Safe Drinking Water Hotline can be reached by phone at (800) 426-4791 or online at for more information, such as testing methods and steps to take to limit exposure.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.89 in USD (1.5-liter)


Seward tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32% Low
  • Water Pollution 48% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 68% High
  • Water Quality 52% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Seward, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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