When We Celebrate Earth Day Every Day, We All Win

There are many reasons to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day this year, 2021. For SPU, we see this as a chance to honor the work we do every day to protect, promote, and preserve our natural resources as leaders in our field and innovators in green methods surrounding solid waste, drinking water, and… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Adopt-A-Street Program Today!

Interested in how you can help keep Seattle streets safe and clean? Want to participate in Earth Month by adopting a street in your neighborhood? Well, we have good news for you! The Adopt-A-Street program is now accepting NEW volunteer applications! As part of the Clean City Initiative the Adopt-A-Street program has restarted with modifications… [ Keep reading ]

Winner Announced in Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Contest

More than 35,000 votes cast to name TBM That Will Build Storage Tunnel to Reduce Water Pollution SEATTLE (April 12, 2021) — We have a winner and it is a name with deep ties to Seattle! Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today announced the tunnel boring machine (TBM) used to build… [ Keep reading ]

Tackling Takeout During Seattle’s Restaurant Week

Seattle’s Restaurant Week is back and will be running the entire month of April, 2021. If you’re planning on participating by ordering from one of your local favorites or trying a new cuisine and find yourself acquiring takeout containers, leftovers, and confusing carryout biproducts (how many soy sauce packets do… [ Keep reading ]

Take the Forest to Faucet Challenge

You Are Part of the Water Cycle You know the saying, “What goes around, comes around?” While perhaps that phrase refers to karma, it really rings true with water! Perhaps the most commonplace thing we use every day, water has been coming and going for millennia, sustaining life on planet… [ Keep reading ]

Funding Available to Support Community-Driven Mutual Aid Efforts

In response to COVID-19, Seattle Public Utilities is providing a one-time funding opportunity to support mutual aid efforts that make hygiene resources more accessible to the public, reduce illegal dumping and litter, and avoid the wasting of food and other materials. A total of $150,000 is available in funding. We expect to… [ Keep reading ]

Improving How You Manage Your Utility Accounts Online

Moving and need to start or stop your utility service? Curious how much water or electricity you’re using? Want to schedule a pickup for an old couch or mattress? You can do all these things and more on the City of Seattle’s new and improved Utility Services Website. We’re continuously… [ Keep reading ]

How to Safely Help Remove Litter from Streets And Sidewalks

Many Seattle residents have been asking, “How can I help keep my neighborhood streets and sidewalks clean?” We love the enthusiasm to serve your community and city through volunteer litter pickup efforts and wanted to share some tips on how you can do so safely while we work to restart… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Wait Another Week, Fix That Leak!

Drip. Drip. Drip. Many of us have been there. That slow drip coming from the kitchen faucet, or that toilet that keeps running. We tell ourselves, we’ll get to fixing that… someday. The truth is, according to the EPA, the average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of… [ Keep reading ]

Taking Community Centered to a Whole New Level: How Sam Keller is Helping Her Neighbors During COVID

One year ago, this month, our collective lives changed dramatically. Daily life as we knew it suddenly shut down, or rather, locked down, as the COVID-19 virus arrived in the Seattle area. For many, going to work turned into orders to stay at home. Those whose jobs necessitated working in… [ Keep reading ]