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With windstorm predicted, are you ready?

With a windstorm predicted for Thursday, is your family ready. Take winter by storm with these tips: • Make sure storm drains are clear of leaves and debris to prevent flooding in your neighborhood. Clear with a rake or broom (only if it’s safe). Don’t put grass clippings, leaves, or other debris into drains, ditches, […]

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Keep the Chill Out! Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Each winter, homes are damaged due to water pipes that freeze and burst. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself from the mess, money and headaches of burst frozen pipes Before the Cold Hits Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces, basement and attic. Exposed pipes are more susceptible to freezing. The more […]

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Prevent Flooding in Your Neighborhood – Adopt Your Drain

Don’t let fall rainstorms flood your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris by adopting your local storm drain. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 80,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear your drain only if it […]

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Landslide season arrives in Seattle

With more than an inch of rainfall forecast for Seattle over the next two days, the city is expected to cross the official U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) landslide threshold for the first time this year. “Historically, the end of October is the start of landslide season,” said Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) meteorologist James Rufo-Hill, who […]

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Sandbags Available from Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) offers a limited number of free, filled sandbags during the fall months to households or business owners in flood-prone areas. If you’ve had or almost had flooding, consider using sandbags. Sandbags don’t seal out water, but can help redirect the flow of water and protect property from debris. Sandbags must be […]

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Rain in the forecast. Clear drains and prevent flooding.

With rain in the forecast, flooding can occur on your street. Help clear your local storm drain of leaves and other debris to keep the water flowing. Every autumn Seattle Public Utilities faces a big job keeping storm drains clear – there are over 70,000 of them around the city! Remember to clear your drain […]

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Normal garbage collection in Seattle today

If your collection is missed, please leave your materials out for one more day. Garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste are being picked up throughout the city this today, although some collection times could be delayed. Customers whose collection is missed are asked to leave their materials out for one more day. If the materials still […]

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Normal Garbage Pickup Despite Chance of Snow

Customers Asked to Set Garbage, Recycling, Food/Yard Waste Out by 7 a.m. With snow and slush in the overnight forecast, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is advising customers to treat Friday as a normal day for garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste collection. Please put your garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste out by 7 a.m. to ensure […]

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What’s in your emergency kit? Send pictures and win!

Are you ready for storm season? Every household should have an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water. To encourage residents to prepare for winter, we want to see what you have in your kit. Send us a picture of the most creative item in your emergency kit: whether it’s […]

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What’s in your emergency kit? Send pictures and win!

Are you ready for storm season? Every household should have an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water. To encourage residents to prepare for winter, we want to see what you have in your kit. Send us a picture of the most creative item in your emergency kit: […]

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