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Are your trees prepared for winter?

Guest post by Seattle Public Utilities’ reLeaf team. Trees are incredibly important for our city. They clean the air and water, shade our streets in the summer, and make our neighborhoods friendlier. In return, trees sometimes need a little help from people to stay strong and healthy, especially during a windstorm. The October 15 storm […]

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South Transfer Station closed October 28 due to garbage fire

Cause of fire unknown; old South Park station accepting self-haul customers today Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) South Transfer Station is closed today, while firefighters and utility workers deal with the aftermath of a fire on the station’s tipping floor. The fire at the three-year-old station, in South Park, started around 12:45 this morning. The cause […]

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Prevent local flooding: keep storm drains clear

The first day of fall was September 22nd, and Seattle wrapped up the ninth month of the year with sunny skies. Now that we’re in the middle of October, however, the more turbulent side of fall has made its debut. Cue the rain and wind!     This time of year, storm drains can easily […]

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RainWise: 1,000 and counting

What’s one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of Seattle? If you said, “rain” you’re not alone. But how about “RainWise”? This summer, RainWise, a program partnership between Seattle Public Utilities and King County, celebrated a milestone: 1,000 RainWise participants! You can learn more about RainWise below, but first, a […]

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News Release: Big rain and wind coming tonight—get ready for it now

  With as much as four inches of rain and sustained winds of 25–35 miles per hour expected through the weekend, Seattle Public Utilities is urging residents to maintain local street drains, to make sure they are free of leaves and debris. During big autumn storms, street drains can easily become overwhelmed with leaves and the […]

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Food Waste Prevention: Composting

Food waste is a significant problem. Americans throw away approximately $165 billion worth of food each year, according to a recent study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The good news is that we can implement changes that can make a big difference. During the month of September, the At Your Service blog will […]

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Seattle’s water is safe to drink

Recent news stories discussed a report by The Environmental Working Group (EWG) that said the chemical compound Hexavalent chromium (chromium(VI), Cr(VI), chromium 6) has been detected in water supplies for most U.S. cities, including Seattle. Seattle’s water—and the water Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) provides to other local water utilities—is safe to drink. SPU tested for […]

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Food Waste Prevention: “Love Food, Stop Waste” Program

Food waste is a significant problem. Americans throw away approximately $165 billion worth of food each year, according to a recent study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The good news is that we can implement changes that can make a big difference. During the month of September, SPU will be featuring tips to […]

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Food Waste Prevention: Use It

Food waste is a significant problem. Americans throw away approximately $165 billion worth of food each year, according to a recent study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The good news is that we can implement changes that can make a big difference. During the month of September, SPU will be featuring tips to […]

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Traffic Advisory: Sewer bypass equipment in traffic lane near I-5 S on-ramp at Mercer

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) emergency repair crew responded to an overflow near the on-ramp to I-5 Southbound at Mercer Street Friday, Sept. 2. A bypass and pump system is in place and traffic is moving in one lane around the equipment. SPU anticipates the bypass equipment will be in place through Friday, Sept. 16, while […]

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