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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 […][More]
Posted: November 24th, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: November 23rd, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: November 16th, 2015 under At Your Service.
Learn how prepare for winter weather, at TakeWinterByStorm.org 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. […][More]
Posted: November 12th, 2015 under At Your Service.
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” […][More]
Posted: November 10th, 2015 under At Your Service.
(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 […][More]
Posted: November 9th, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: October 30th, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: October 21st, 2015 under At Your Service.
How much food do you throw out? The average American throws away over 200 pounds of food every year. 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 […][More]
Posted: October 20th, 2015 under At Your Service.
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 […][More]
Posted: October 14th, 2015 under At Your Service.