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No Solid Waste Collections on Thanksgiving Day

South Transfer Station closed Thursday, November 26 SEATTLE — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, no garbage, food and yard waste or recycling will be collected in Seattle on Thursday, Nov. 26. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday. Customers should be sure to have their containers out […]


Regional water supply conditions back to normal

Cities deactivate Water Shortage Response Plans, monitor weather Puget Sound Region (Nov. 23, 2015) Today, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma are deactivating their Water Shortage Response Plans. Heavy rains in late October and early November led the three cities to declare that water supply conditions were getting back to normal. Since that time, there’s been an […]


Pledge to Protect Seattle’s Waterways (and get free Chinook Book coupons!)

Did you know that most of the storm drains in Seattle empty directly into the nearest body of water?  That means when it rains, anything we’ve left on the ground—drips from auto leaks, yard chemicals, pet poop—makes its way to local waters like Lake Washington and Lake Union, and eventually into Puget Sound. The bad […]


Rain is coming; you can help prevent clogged street drains

Learn how prepare for winter weather, at SEATTLE — With National Weather Service forecasts calling for up to four inches of rain today through Saturday, the Take Winter by Storm campaign is urging residents of Western Washington urban areas to adopt local street drains, to make sure they are free of leaves and debris. […]


Regional water supply conditions improve

Cities move from voluntary to advisory stage Puget Sound Region (Nov. 10, 2015) Recent rains have improved our region’s water supply. Now cautiously optimistic about water supply conditions, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma are moving to the lowest stage of their Water Shortage Response Plans, the advisory stage. Conditions no longer warrant being in the “voluntary” […]


Traffic Advisory Update: Pipe repair work continues at S. Dearborn and 8th Ave. S.

(November 10, 2015) Traffic flow continues to be restricted near the junction of S. Dearborn Street and 8th Avenue. S., where utility crews are working to repair or replace a failed joint on a 24-inch water main. Currently, three eastbound lanes and one westbound lane are open on S. Dearborn, between 8th Avenue S. and 9th […]


Big rain in the forecast; you can prevent clogged street drains

  SEATTLE — There’s an atmospheric river, aka a Pineapple Express, in the forecast and Take Winter by Storm is urging residents of Western Washington urban areas to adopt local street drains, to make sure they are free of leaves and debris. When the fall monsoon hits this time of year, storm drains can easily […]


Reducing water in the fall is harder, but we’re still meeting our goal

Puget Sound Region (Oct. 21, 2015) It’s getting more challenging to reduce water use, but people in Everett, Seattle and Tacoma are still meeting the region’s goal of cutting back by 10 percent. Typically, reducing lawn watering is the most effective way to cut back on water. But now that we’ve had cooler, wetter weather, lawns […]


Top Tips for Preventing Food Waste

  How much food do you throw out? The average American throws away over 200 pounds of food every year.[1] That adds up to over $40 billion worth of household food waste annually. But money isn’t the only thing we’re wasting when we toss out a mushy apple or last night’s spaghetti. We’re also throwing […]


Be Prepared for Storms—Sandbags Available from Seattle Public Utilities

Storm season is underway and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is offering a limited number of free, filled sandbags to households or business owners in flood-prone areas.  If you’ve experienced, or come close to, flooding, you may consider using sandbags. Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and protect property […]