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Archives for May 2013

Spots Available for Saturday Auto Leaks Classes

Spaces are still available for the Saturday, June 1 Auto Leaks Classes at West Seattle High School’s Automotive Center and Renton Technical College. You won’t get your hands dirty. But you will get your car inspected, discover if you have any leaks, and find out how much repairs cost BEFORE you… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about rebates for rain gardens and cisterns

Rain gardens can be thought of as a personal water quality system. A rain garden is a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It is located in your landscape to receive polluted runoff from hard surfaces such as a roof, a sidewalk and a driveway. Rain gardens… [ Keep reading ]

Ask the Mayor: Live Tonight

Join the conversation! Live, Wednesday, May 29, 7 pm to 8 pm Mayor Mike McGinn will sit down with Seattle Channel host Brian Callanan for Ask the Mayor on Wednesday, May 29 from 7 pm – 8 pm. They’ll be discussing current city issues. It’s quick and easy to bring your questions to… [ Keep reading ]

See Us at the Seattle Science Festival

Discover what’s in stormwater runoff at the Seattle Public Utilities exhibit The Science of Stormwater – part of the Seattle Science Festival on June 8 at the Pacific Science Center. Find out how pollution gets into the runoff, how rain gardens help to filter it out, and what effect it has… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Spring Cleaning Tips

Out with the old and in with the less toxic Give your house a fresh start with a good spring cleaning. Dig into those dark places and you’ll likely find some hazardous things; stuff like bug sprays, automotive products, lawn and garden chemicals, drain and oven cleaners, paint strippers, home… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Pledges to Recycle Electronics Responsibly

Stewardship program prevents environmental and health hazards in developing nations The City of Seattle has joined a growing group of public agencies and private companies that have become E-Stewards Enterprises, guaranteeing that electronic waste from city activities will not be exported to developing nations where crude processing is an environmental… [ Keep reading ]

Take this class BEFORE you go to the mechanic

You won’t get your hands dirty when you attend a FREE Auto Leaks Class – a $125 value! But you will get your car inspected, discover if you have any leaks, and find out how much repairs cost BEFORE you go to the mechanic. A leaky car isn’t a reliable car.  Plus… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City Light Warns Customers to Protect Against Fraud

Seattle City Light is warning its customers to protect themselves against con artists who are using false threats of disconnecting electrical service in attempts to steal money. Customers reported at least 15 scam attempts to City Light this week and other utilities in the Pacific Northwest have reported similar activity…. [ Keep reading ]

Normal Solid Waste Collections for Memorial Day

Regular Pickup Schedule in Effect for Monday, May 27 Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Seattle Public Utilities customers should place their containers out by 7 am to ensure collection. The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and… [ Keep reading ]

Get Out There! Visit the Watershed

Do you know where Seattle’s high quality tap water comes from? Join Seattle Public Utilities this summer for a variety of guided and self-guided programs and discover for yourself! Visit the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, near North Bend. Enjoy free hands-on exhibits, rain drums, and beautiful Rattlesnake Lake. Signup for a… [ Keep reading ]