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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]
Everett, Seattle, Tacoma move to “Voluntary Stage” of water shortage plans Puget Sound Region (Aug. 11, 2015) After unusually hot weather, the region’s all-time driest May-July and in preparation of a potentially drier-than-normal fall, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma have moved to the second stage of their water shortage response plans — voluntary reduction. The […][More]
Posted: August 11th, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: August 3rd, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: July 31st, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: July 27th, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: July 22nd, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: July 13th, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: July 8th, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: July 2nd, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: July 1st, 2015 under At Your Service.