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Archives for April 2012

Peak Water Rates in Effect

Peak residential water rates are in effect from May 16 through September 15 each year. Peak rates incorporate a three-tiered rate structure with progressively higher rates as water consumption increases. During warmer months, we depend on water stored in our mountain reservoirs to meet customer demand while leaving enough water… [ Keep reading ]

Watch and Learn: Fix That Leak!

Visit the Fix That Leak! Oil and Water Don’t MixYouTube channel. Watch, learn, and share about what we can do to prevent car oil leaks from harming Puget Sound: Discover the FREE Auto Leaks Workshop: Participants in Their Own Words from our monthly class offered at South Seattle Community. Meet Jesse Ruiz the… [ Keep reading ]

Get Educated on Composting Benefits

Food waste collection is now in full swing with Seattle apartment and condo properties! The benefits are twofold – not using that garbage disposal reduces plumbing repairs and sewer backups plus you’re reducing the amount of waste going to the landfill. Composting those food scraps doesn’t have to be a… [ Keep reading ]

Wash Smart and Protect Puget Sound

Thank you for choosing the best way to wash your car! Look for your 50 percent off car wash coupon with your next Seattle Public Utilities bill. It’s good at any Puget Sound Car Wash Association member location. Washing your car on the street or driveway sends soap and grime… [ Keep reading ]

Phone Book Opt-out Success

75,000 residents and businesses have stopped more than 420,000 unwanted deliveries More than one-fifth of all Seattle households and businesses have used,  made a phone call, or mailed a postcard to opt out of telephone book deliveries since the service was started by the city, last May. May 22… [ Keep reading ]

Drug Take Back Saturday

April 28 is National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day. The day highlights the critical need for ongoing and sustainable safe drug disposal programs. Learn where you can take your old prescription medicine It’s just a click away. Why Take Back Your Meds? Safe disposal to reduce medicines in the environment. Large amounts… [ Keep reading ]

Sustainable Futures Month

Join SPU as we help to kick off Seattle Center’s Next 50 anniversary celebration during Sustainable Futures Month, April 21-May 31. Pick up a cloth bag and reduce plastic-bag waste. Learn about our urban watersheds and how we can protect Seattle’s waterways. Visit the Family Activity Tent during Water and… [ Keep reading ]

Jump into the fiber-art river at Seattle Center

Sculpture highlights water supply as critical to web of life Visual artist Mandy Greer invites you to contribute to her crocheted artwork Mater Matrix Mother and Medium on Saturday, April 21, 1-4 p.m., in the Center House at Seattle Center or Sunday, April 22, noon-4 p.m., in the Next 50… [ Keep reading ]

Pick Up and Paint Out

Clean up your neighborhood with help from the city. Spring is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for Spring Clean – Seattle’s premier community cleanup event. Seattle Public Utilities invites you and your neighbors to participate! This program is a partnership of citizen volunteers and Seattle Public Utilities, the… [ Keep reading ]

Choose Reusable: Plastic Bag Ban

Seattle Channel features segment on new ordinance. Remember to shop with a reusable bag to carry home your purchases! July 1 is the day all Seattle retail stores – from groceries to department stores – must stop handing out lightweight plastic bags. They’ll be charging you 5 cents for large… [ Keep reading ]