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Archives for August 2010

Celebrate Salmon and Cycle

Restore Our Waters Cascade Spawning Cycle Sunday, September 12 Join the Restore Our Waters Cascade Spawning Cycle and pay tribute to the salmon that pass through our city and ride beautiful routes along Seattle’s scenic waterfront. There will be several self-guided, out-and-back, flat routes of two to 12 miles, suitable… [ Keep reading ]

Avoid the Dump and Save

Often when people have a bulky item they want to get rid of, like old furniture and appliances, they first think of going to the dump to get rid of it.  Did you know that you can have your bulky item picked up curbside? The cost could be the same… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Trash Compact Fluorescents

These days many people are using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) as an energy-saving alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. CFLs use one-quarter less energy than incandescent bulbs and are safe to use. CFLs do contain mercury, which can be harmful when they are disposed of improperly. Mercury is not released unless… [ Keep reading ]

FREE Pollution Spill Kits for Businesses

Resource Venture, a service of Seattle Public Utilities,  provides FREE pollution spill kits and plans to Seattle businesses to prevent oil, chemicals and other pollutants from spilling into the storm drainage system and going directly into our waterways without any treatment. Cleaning up is not just the right thing to… [ Keep reading ]

Cash In on New Washer

Depending on the model you purchase, refunds of $50, $75, or $100 are available when you purchase your next washer. The WashWise Clothes Washer Rebate Program provides Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light customers rebates when they purchase qualified resource-saving clothes washers.  In addition to the rebate your machine will… [ Keep reading ]

See Bert at Big Day of Play

Bert the Salmon and Seattle Public Utilities staff will be at Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Big Day of Play at Magnuson Park on Saturday, August 28, from 9:30 am – 5 pm. The Big Day of Play promotes physical activity and wellness programs for the family. The day features a fun run,… [ Keep reading ]

Save by Changing Showerheads

Installing a high efficiency showerhead is an easy way to reduce water and energy consumption without sacrificing your comfort. You’ll see the savings in your utility bills. You can also save more by replacing older bathroom faucet nozzles (aerators). Purchase new ones that are rated at 1.0 gallons per minute… [ Keep reading ]

Stop Fats, Oils, and Grease

Q:        Why are fats, oils, and grease (or F.O.G.) a concern for utility customers? A:        F.O.G. can build up in your private side sewer or in the public sewer system and can block it, resulting in a sewage backup into your home, onto the street, or in our natural water… [ Keep reading ]

Keep Water Clean and Save

Oil and Water Don’t Mix! Every year oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. What’s the solution? Properly maintain your automobile. We’re here to help. Visit our website and find car maintenance coupons.  You’ll save money and be making… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Recycling Earns National Award

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has awarded Seattle’s recycling education program with its 2010 Silver Excellence Award in Marketing. SWANA recognized Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) for its “Better Recycling” campaign that focused on educating businesses and residences about the changes to their collection services that began in… [ Keep reading ]