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Archive for July, 2013

Low-Interest Loans for Sewer and Water Lines

Do you need to replace your side sewer or water line? The Seattle Office of Housing’s Home Repair Loan Program provides low- or no-interest loans to qualified low- and moderate-income homeowners in the City of Seattle. The income limit is about $51,550 for a two-person household and $64,400 for a four-person household. Eligible home repairs […]


Don’t Drip & Drive: Fix That Leak!

Our FREE Auto Leaks Class is now offered at four locations throughout the year. This class lets you know if you have a leak and prepares you to have a conversation with your mechanic about any repairs. It’s a $125 value! Choose from these locations and upcoming dates. South Seattle Community College: Sept. 21, Oct. […]


Keep Fats, Oils and Grease Out of Your Drain

Fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) resulting from food preparation can build up in sewer pipes and cause costly blockages and backups and sewage overflows to private and public property. You can help fight F.O.G. Sources of F.O.G. include: Gravy, sauces and soups Cooking oil, butter, shortening, lard and margarine Milk, cream, sour cream and mayonnaise Food scraps […]


Tour the Watershed This Summer

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 tap water tour, a family waterfall […]


Are You a Master of Disaster?

Storm season may be months off but disasters can strike anytime. Learn how you can keep your family safe and prepared during emergency events. Join the Seattle Office of Emergency Management at Northgate Mall on Saturday, July 27 for KOMO News’ Safe & Healthy Family Fair and become a master of disaster. At the fair […]


Get a Free Water-Saving Toilet

Don’t get stuck with a high bill from a leaky toilet! Qualified customers in Seattle can get up to two free water-efficient toilets and have them installed by a licensed plumber for free if they meet our income guidelines. Toilets are the main source of water use in the home, accounting for approximately 30 percent […]


Get Help with Your Bill

Did you know that you could get 50 percent off your Seattle Public Utilities (and Seattle City Light) bills for the next 18 months? Only income-qualified customers are eligible. For example, if you’re a family of four, making less than $4,819 a month, you may qualify. Go online to get started, or call 206-684-0268. Residents living in […]


Fight Graffiti with FREE Supplies

Paint out graffiti this July and August. Join Summer Paint Out. Whether you are a group or an individual, you can tackle graffiti in your neighborhood. The City of Seattle supports volunteers with FREE paint (white-brown-gray), rollers, brushes, and gloves. Sign up today at, or email, or call 206-684-7790. Not Able to Paint Out? Sign a […]


Puget Sound Starts at Your Front Door

Rain falling on our roofs, driveways, and yard can carry pollutants to Puget Sound and other waterways – significantly harming their health. One way to help solve this problem is to install a rain garden in your yard. Rain gardens can be thought of as a personal water quality system. A rain garden is a shallow, constructed depression […]


See Rain Gardens Around the City

What are rain gardens? Rain gardens can be thought of as a personal water quality system – protecting Puget Sound and other local waterways. 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 […]