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Guest post by Mark Guthrie, Landscape Water Conservation Program Manager at Seattle Public Utilities In Washington, when it rains, it often pours! But that hasn’t happened yet, and the drought is not over. We’ve had some rain, but Seattle’s reservoirs have not refilled, and there are predictions that the fall, winter, and next spring may […][More]
Posted: October 2nd, 2015 under At Your Service.
Over the past several weeks, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has received a number of calls about a smell in the 4600-4800 blocks of Beach Drive SW. The callers complained of a persistent sewage-like odor (a.k.a hydrogen sulfide). After extensive investigation—water sampling, beach surveys, and other research—in coordination with King County, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and […][More]
Posted: September 30th, 2015 under At Your Service.
Puget Sound Region (Sept. 23, 2015) While we wait for the fall rains to come in earnest, it remains important for people to reduce their water use. Everett, Seattle and Tacoma continue to ask their customers to reduce water use by 10 percent so that we have enough for people and fish now and […][More]
Posted: September 23rd, 2015 under At Your Service.
If you live in Seattle, you’ve probably heard this: food waste is no longer allowed in the garbage. What’s the reasoning behind this rule? For one, about a third of food in America is thrown away each year. That’s 133 billion pounds of food that ends up in landfills, where it mixes in with all […][More]
Puget Sound Region (Sept. 9, 2015) While the rain has been falling off and on recently, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma continue to ask people to reduce water use by 10 percent. The recent rain helped, but it was not enough to return water supplies to normal levels. More rain and continued water reductions by customers […][More]
Posted: September 9th, 2015 under At Your Service.
After moving to the Voluntary Stage of their water shortage response plans on August 11, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma asked customers to reduce their water use by 10 percent to stretch water supplies, for people and fish, to the rainy season. So how are we doing? In the first two weeks following August 11, the […][More]
Posted: September 2nd, 2015 under At Your Service.
SEATTLE (August 31, 2015) — The remaining four-block stretch of Lake Washington near last Wednesday’s sewage spill site that was closed over the weekend will be reopened today. Tests done over the weekend showed the water is safe for recreation. Posted warning signs in this area are being removed. Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach reopened […][More]
Posted: August 31st, 2015 under At Your Service.
SEATTLE (August 28, 2015) — Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach will reopen Saturday, after two consecutive days of testing showed the water safe for recreation. But a four-block stretch of Lake Washington remains closed to contact by humans and pets pending further testing. The section of Lake Washington shoreline near Wednesday’s sewage spill site — from […][More]
Posted: August 28th, 2015 under At Your Service.
SEATTLE (August 27, 2015) — Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach will remain closed through at least Friday afternoon, until further water testing can confirm the water is safe. Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) made the decision to close the beach yesterday as a precaution, after problems with an electrically operated pipe […][More]
Posted: August 27th, 2015 under At Your Service.
Puget Sound Region (Aug. 26, 2015) — In the last two weeks, the region has collectively cut back on its water use by 10 percent, hitting the goal set by Everett, Seattle and Tacoma. The three cities ask customers to please keep up their efforts to reduce water use. After moving to the Voluntary […][More]