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Archives for July 2010

See Bert at Leschi and Seward Parks

Bert the Salmon will be around town this weekend. Stop by for festive fun and facts about how you can be a solution to cleaner waterways for a healthy Seattle. Bert will be at the Leschi Park Arts and Crafts Fair this Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm and at… [ Keep reading ]

Keep Seattle’s Streets Clean

Join the Adopt-A-Street Program. You’ll be in good company. More than 300 active volunteer groups are currently cleaning up nearly 200 miles of city streets. We’ll support you! Volunteers receive the following and more: Cleanup supplies Safety equipment Garbage pick-up We’re flexible! Your group can choose to make a long-term… [ Keep reading ]

Mulch: Saves Water and Reduces Pesticide Use

Mulch is a material placed on the surface of your soil to suppress weeds and maintain soil moisture. Why is mulch important? It makes the garden grow year-round! Fall is an ideal time to mulch, particularly after your fall weeding and after the fall rains have thoroughly moistened the soil…. [ Keep reading ]

Volunteer in Your Neighborhood

The Green Seattle Partnership, which Seattle Public Utilities is a part of, needs volunteers to help reach its goal of restoring 2500 acres of forested parkland in Seattle by 2025.  Why is forest restoration important? Salmon and wildlife need cool healthy waters. Good creek habitat includes gravel and woody debris… [ Keep reading ]

Smart Watering Helps Plants and You

Did you know that lawns, trees, shrubs and perennials require different amounts of water at different times? By knowing the differences between their root structures, you may be able to save money by knowing when and how much water to give your lawns, trees, shrubs, and perennials. When watering, the… [ Keep reading ]

Free Garden Seminars

Are you interested in the finding the best native plants for your garden? Do you want to know how to build healthy soil while being earth friendly? Classes are offered at the Woodinville Water District for free! Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a space. Attendees must be… [ Keep reading ]

Still seeing Styrofoam fast food containers?

It’s not garbage anymore – Seattle restaurants and coffee shops now must replace all single-use, throw-away food service ware and packaging with compostable or recyclable alternatives. That includes “Styrofoam” which was banned Jan. 1, 2009. Customers will see new disposal bins for compostable and recyclable discards, most with bold signs… [ Keep reading ]

Help for Restaurants with New Law

Since July 1, all Seattle restaurants and food service providers that use throw-away packaging are required to use products that are either recyclable or compostable. Businesses that have dining areas must also collect recyclable and compostable packaging in clearly labeled bins and send it to a recycling or composting facility… [ Keep reading ]

Subscribe to Apartment/Condo E-News

Check out Seattle Public Utilities’ July issue of Apartment/Condo Conservation E-News! Our newsletter offers discounts, offers, tips and advice for Seattle multi-family customers. Share with your friends and fellow tenants. Subscribe today!

Monitoring View Ridge Leak

As reported earlier today, portions of the View Ridge neighborhood are experiencing low water pressure due to a leaking pipe. To see a map of the affected area, click here. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is continuing to investigate the cause of the leak.  Monitoring equipment has been placed to determine… [ Keep reading ]