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Rainier Beach High School Tree Care Party This Weekend

The City of Seattle’s reLeaf program is looking for volunteers for a tree care work party at Rainier Beach High School. Volunteers will be working to keep the trees healthy and picking up litter. Tools and refreshments will be provided. Dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. RSVP here. What: Rainier Beach High […]


Monthly Utilities Cheaper than Cell Phone

Check out our YouTube site

Seattle Public Utilities’ YouTube site is a helpful source of information. Explore our growing library of videos at Find helpful resources and learn more about what we do. Some of our most viewed videos, include: It’s a Straight Flush                                                                            Discover what Seattle Public Utilities is all about.                                              How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet                                                                          […]


Apartment Residents and Manager Become Composting Champions

Seattle’s recycling program is world class and composting food waste is the key ingredient. You can tip the balance. If your apartment or condo does not have a food and yard waste cart or you want improvement, SPU offers free resources: FRIENDS OF RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING (FORC) PROGRAM: A one-time $100 rebate, and a training […]


Choose Greener Businesses

Looking for a dry cleaner? Landscaper? Dentist? Vet? Mechanic? Marina? Choose an EnviroStars certified business and help make Seattle a healthier place to live, work and play. What does the star mean? It means the business manages, stores, recycles, or safely disposes of hazardous wastes and toxic materials. It also means they are committed to […]


Keep Trash Out of Toilet

Did you know that so-called “flushable” wipes and other trash are causing serious plumbing and sewer problems across the city? FACT: Toilet paper is the only product, besides human waste, that breaks down when it’s flushed. Everything else (yes, everything!) can cause expensive clogs and backups, and wreaks havoc on the city’s sewer system. KEEP […]


City Council approves Strategic Business Plan

The Seattle City Council voted today, August 11, to approve Seattle Public Utilities’ Strategic Business Plan. The plan sets the utilities’ rate path and service levels for the next six years, from 2015 through 2020. Learn more about our Strategic Business Plan at  


Free Toilets for Eligible Customers

Seattle Public Utilities, in partnership with Minor Home Repair, is providing free toilets and installation for income-qualified homeowners. For example, a family of four earning less than $4,905 per month may qualify. Homes must be located in Seattle and have existing toilets installed before 2004. For more information, call 206-448-5751 or go to


The Source: A Story of Seattle`s Tap Water

Over half the world`s population does not have safe, clean reliable drinking water. Seattle is fortunate we have the Cedar River Watershed. But global climate change is effecting us all.   Watch The Source: A Story of Seattle`s Tap Water and learn more about our precious local resource.


Paint out graffiti this summer. It’s not too late!

It’s not too late to Join Summer Paint Out and fight graffiti in your neighborhood. The City of Seattle supports volunteers – groups and individuals – with FREE paint (white-brown-gray), rollers, brushes, scrapers and gloves. Sign up today at, or call 206-233-7187. Not Able to Paint Out? Sign a waiver and give volunteers and community groups that […]