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Video: Ship Canal Water Quality Project – Public invited to comment until August 24, 2015

Sewage and stormwater from many older parts of Seattle all funnels into shared pipes that lead to King County’s treatment plant in Magnolia. During heavy rains, these pipes can reach their capacity. When the pipes are too full, they can overflow into our lakes and waterways. SPU is working with King County to design and […]

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Get FREE Trees – Trees for Neighborhoods application opens online Monday, August 3 at 10 a.m.

Trees for Neighborhoods helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes to clean our air and water. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped residents plant over 5,300 trees in yards and along streets. That’s 5,300 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our neighborhoods healthier. Participants […]

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Seattle, Everett, Tacoma activate first stage advisory water shortage response plans today

Puget Sound region customers are advised to carefully manage their water use. Historic low river levels — combined with record-setting hot and dry weather that have significantly increased the demand for water. Everett, Seattle and Tacoma have planned to implement the first stage of their water shortage response plans today. The three cities are all activating their […]

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Windermere water back on

12:21 PM Update: Water is back on in Windermere. 11:21 AM Update: Water service is expected to return for properties within the shutdown main area in the next hour. 10:28 AM Update: Water service back to normal for properties outside the shutdown main. 8:35 AM: A water main break on NE Windermere Road has led to a water outage […]

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Water Wisely – Lawn and landscape care

Water conditions in the Seattle area are currently fair. Are you wondering how often you should be watering your lawn, or if at all? Watering schedules do matter and depend on the time of day and how often you water. In July, lawns need about 1 inch of water per week, spread over 2 or […]

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After a record–breaking hot & dry June, Seattle’s water supply has changed from ‘good’ to ‘fair’.

After the hottest June in recorded history, higher-than-usual water consumption, record-low stream flows into storage reservoirs and the onset of El Niño conditions, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today changed its water supply outlook from good to fair. The utility is now making operational changes to maximize water supply, and customers are asked to continue to […]

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Thousands of homes in Wedgwood, Windermere and University neighborhoods are now eligible for RainWise

RainWise, a joint program of Seattle and King County is an ever more popular way to fight water pollution. The RainWise Program is part of a larger plan to reduce combined sewer overflows, or CSOs, which occur when stormwater causes sewer lines to overflow into local waterways during heavy rains. The RainWise Program offers rebates […]

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Straight to the source: Seattle’s Mountain Fresh Water

Have you ever wondered where your mountain fresh drinking water comes from?  Find out this summer by joining Seattle Public Utilities for a tour of the protected Cedar River Municipal Watershed. These tours are held Saturday and Sunday by our expert naturalists. The tour can be taken by bus and by foot. This is a great opportunity […]

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Moving and getting rid of bulky items? Don’t dump illegally!

As the summer months approach and the moving season picks up, Seattle begins to see a number of old couches and mattresses thrown out onto the sidewalks. Some of these get picked up by new owners and some are forgotten and left behind. The result of this is a lot of discarded items left in […]

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Public art to be featured on utility pump house in Maple Leaf – Community comments extended until July 31, 2015.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) values your input as we prepare to include a display of public art on the Roosevelt Pump House, located within the Maple Leaf Reservoir Play Area at the corner of NE 82nd Street and Roosevelt Way NE. SPU is working with local artist Jonathan Fischer and community member Scott K. Bishop […]

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