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SPU Who: Get to know the people behind your utility

This Week’s Profile: Samantha Menathy Meet Samantha Menathy, Project Manager in Drainage & Wastewater with SPU. Samantha came to SPU in early 2014 and is with the same team she’s currently in now.   When she’s not on the clock, Samantha stays busy by spending time with Theodore (Teddy, to his friends), her 10 year old Yorkshire Terrier. They like […]

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Have Fun & Raise Awareness with Storm Drain Stenciling

With many volunteer roles being put on hold due to the health crisis, it can be a struggle to find safe ways to to give back and help our communities. One way we can help is through storm drain stenciling. How does a stencil help? Stenciling storm drains helps to bring awareness to our friends […]

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Project Spotlight: South Park Pump Station

Seattle Public Utilities began construction in late August on the new South Park Pump Station, to improve chronic flooding and drainage issues in the northern industrial area of Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. This area experiences chronic flooding for a few main reasons: Stormwater can’t drain during high tideSouth Park is located along the Lower Duwamish […]

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SPU Who: Get to know the people behind your utility

This Week’s “Who”: Jerry Waldron Meet Jerry Waldron, the first participant in SPU’s new series, SPU Who. Jerry has been with SPU since 2012 and is currently wearing many hats as the Interim Construction Management Director, Drainage & Wastewater Project Management Manager, as well as the Skills & Knowledge Transfer Advisor for SPU (try fitting […]

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Hygiene Resources for City’s Most Vulnerable During Covid-19

City to Relocate Hygiene Station from Closed Waterfront to Accessible Location for Unhoused Clients  Clients Have Taken More Than 6,300 Showers at City’s Two Shower Trailers   For many of us, access to water and basic hygiene is something we never really think about. We turn on our faucets, reach for the soap and lather up. But for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, access to hand washing […]

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Why Do We Say Puget Sound Starts Here?

Celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month this September by learning more about this unique natural resource & while you’re at it, take our quiz to test your knowledge & receive a free 12-month subscription to Chinook Book! Puget Sound is an area we all call home. Did you know that it’s both a region and a body of […]

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Back to School Resources for Digital Learning

While the 2020-2021 school schedule might look a little different from previous years, SPU has a resource that’s available no matter how or where you’re having class. Students are invited to visit our online learning portal to find a wealth of resources suitable for all ages that can be accessed safely and easily from the […]

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Rake Leaves to Help Prevent Flooding!

Free Extra Yard Waste Pickup in November Fallen leaves can be fun—who can resist jumping into a giant pile of crisp, colorful leaves?—but they can also contribute to unwelcome flooding in our neighborhoods. During the stormy fall season, leaves can clog street drains, causing water to back up and flood our streets and sidewalks. Rake […]

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Storing Summer Produce for a Rainy Winter Day

Beans are popping, tomatoes are starting to ripen, and zucchini is threatening to take over your neighborhood. The summer bounty is here!  Whether you’re growing your own, shopping at your local grocery store or farmers market, the variety of seasonal produce is hard to miss!  This is a great time to save and store fruits and veggies for the dark days of January, when […]

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Ask Evelyn Q & A – What to do with Worn Linens & Pillows

Since the 90’s, Ask Evelyn has been answering Seattleites’ questions regarding garbage, compost, and recycling. Not sure where it goes? Ask Evelyn! Dear Evelyn, I’ve been cleaning out my closet and have a pile of stuff to get rid of that I don’t think is in good enough condition for donation – a set of worn bed sheets, some […]

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