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Seattle: Your Body Is 70 Percent Mountain Water

Seattle Public Utilities provides some of the highest quality drinking water in the nation because it comes from pristine, protected mountain sources: the Cedar River Watershed and South Fork Tolt River Watershed. Celebrate World Water Day – March 22 – and take a minute watch a short video and discover what makes


Get Your Compost Coupon

Compost Days, March 15 - April 15, 2014 Compost Days is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! Last year, Seattle residents helped divert more than 125,000 of food scraps and other compostable materials from the landfill by using their curbside compost carts. Now through April 15th, cash in on the


Stop Losing Money! Fix a Leak Week is March 17 – 23

Celebrate Fix a Leak Week by stopping wasteful leaks around your house. Leaky toilets, indoor faucets, and outdoor faucets around your home could cost you up to $200 a year on your utility bill, and waste 10,000 gallons of water. Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to save money and


Save Time and Money: Grasscycle!

Grasscycling means leaving your clippings on the lawn, to break down and feed the soil. Studies show that grasscycling doesn’t cause thatch, but does improve lawn rooting depth, disease and drought resistance, and provides free fertilizer. You save money on water and fertilizer, and save the time it takes to dump and drag


Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Volunteer to keep your watershed green with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed! The Cedar River is a valuable resource for our community; its headwaters are in an ecological forest preserve that provides clean drinking water for over one million residents, it supports numerous recreational activities year-round, as well as federally-listed threatened


Why Compost? Student Video Contest Ends Mar. 21

Why is composting so important for our communities and our planet? Washington Green Schools, Cedar Grove and the Seattle Mariners invite middle and high school students in King and Snohomish counties to create videos that centers around composting. The video should explain what composting is, why it is important, and what actions


Learn to Be a Savvy Gardener

Grow a gorgeous garden that is good for you, your family and the environment! Check out these helpful resources to get it done: View short, practical videos at Talk to one of our Garden Hotline experts at 206-633-0224 or submit a question and picture at Friend us on Facebook at


It’s Your Money! Last Day to Have Your Say

Seattle Public Utilities is seeking your help in developing our Strategic Business Plan. The plan will guide our investments, services and rates from 2015 to 2020 – with the goal of keeping Seattle one of the best places to live. Today is your last chance to voice your opinion. Take our online


Disposal Options While North Transfer Station Closed

Seattle Public Utilities has closed the North Transfer Station (1350 North 34th Street). A new, modern and efficient facility will to open on the same site in 2016 What are your options while the North Transfer Station is closed? Use the new South Transfer Station facility at 130 South Kenyon Street in


Plastic Recycling Questions Answered

Seattle does not recycle by the numbers listed on plastic materials Recycling can seem daunting at times. Here are the categories that you can put into your recycling cart and keep out of your garbage! Just remember they need to be empty and clean. Rigid food containers: tubs, bottles, cups, boxes, jars, microwave and