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Archives for May 2011

Water Quality in the Mail

The 2010 Drinking Water Quality Report, which will arrive in mailboxes this June, shows that Seattle continues to have some of the best tasting, purest-source water in the nation. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) regularly tests its water for various compounds, including metals, chemical contaminants and disease-causing organisms. SPU’s testing proved… [ Keep reading ]

Having a Charity Car Wash?

Bert the Salmon Needs Your Help! Did you know 46,000 storm drains in Seattle send untreated runoff directly into the nearest creek, lake and Puget Sound? Don’t let soap and grime from your car wash go down the storm drain and pollute Puget Sound. Make sure your next charity car… [ Keep reading ]

Leaking Car? Get It Checked for FREE

Keep oil and other fluid leaks from your car from harming our local waterways and wildlife. Join the experts at South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Technology Program for a FREE auto leaks class. Learn where most leaks occur and how to fix them. All participants will have their cars assessed for… [ Keep reading ]

Normal Collections on Memorial Day

Seattle food and yard waste, garbage and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for the Memorial Day Holiday, Monday, May 30. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 am to ensure collection. The City of Seattle’s North & South Recycling and Disposal Stations will… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteer to Protect Water Quality

Stencil a Storm Drain Sign up to stencil storm drains in your neighborhood with the message: Dump No Waste Drains to Stream, Lake or Bay Anyone can do it – individuals, families, and community organizations. We’ll help you by providing you with a FREE stenciling kit and instructions. Get started… [ Keep reading ]

Find Us on Facebook

“Like” one of our pages. Bert the Salmon: If you are concerned about water quality, this site will give you tips on how to live a Puget Sound-friendly lifestyle, including coupons that will help you make choices that are right for our local environment. Find Bert at www.facebook.com/BertTheSalmon. Cedar River Watershed… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Paint Out Website Live

Get your FREE graffiti paint out supplies today! Whether you are a group or an individual, you can tackle graffiti in your neighborhood. We’ll supply you with paint (white-brown-gray), rollers, brushes, scrapers, and gloves. Go to www.seattle.gov/util/SummerPaintOut and join the new summer tradition.

Free Class Teaches Auto Maintenance

Get your car assessed for leaks and receive a FREE spill kit. Keep oil and other fluid leaks from your car from harming our local waterways and wildlife. Join the experts at South Seattle Community College’s Automotive Technology Program for a FREE auto leaks class. Learn where most leaks occur… [ Keep reading ]

170 Tons of Paper Saved

Stop Phone Books Web Page by the Numbers: Number of phone books a Seattle address receives each year – 6. Total weight in paper of delivered phone books – 11.425 pounds. Households and businesses opting out since May 5 launch of website – 27,366. Number of individual stop phone book… [ Keep reading ]

Ship Canal Cleanup Saturday

The Ship Canal Cleanup, now in its 15th year, needs volunteers with small boats (rowboats, skiffs, kayaks). Volunteers will use scoop nets, rakes and ingenuity to collect things that don’t belong in our waterways. The cleanup will be from the Ballard Locks to the Fremont Bridge on Saturday, May 21,… [ Keep reading ]