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Archives for May 2015

How should Seattle grow? Comments needed by June 18!

How should Seattle grow in the next 20 years? By 2035, Seattle will gain 120,000 people and 115,000 jobs and become more diverse than ever. As a city effort, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan… [ Keep reading ]

Giving Salmon a Break – Mapes Creek Project

A newly-restored creek mouth in south Seattle creates a much-needed rest stop for young Chinook salmon along the Lake Washington shoreline. Young salmon need shallow shorelines and small creek mouths where they can eat and rest as they migrate from the Cedar River to Puget Sound through Lake Washington. But… [ Keep reading ]

Video: What’s it like to be RainWise?

Ever wonder what it’s like to be RainWise? Seattle Public Utilities released short video interviewing participants in the SPU and King County’s RainWise program. Customers share their experiences and explain the number of community benefits rain gardens bring to their community. The RainWise rebate program covers up to 100 percent… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle water supply is good. No plans to change water rates due to statewide drought.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) said today there are no plans at this time to raise drinking water rates in the event conservation efforts, prompted by a statewide drought, cause a decline in Utility revenues. Earlier this year, Seattle City Council adopted a two-year plan that holds water rate increases to… [ Keep reading ]

CCTV: The Land Down Under

A crew-member monitors closed-circuit TV (CCTV) footage from a van parked at a worksite. CCTV is a cost-effective way to inspect sewer pipes and identify problem areas. Sewers are one of the most expensive infrastructures to install and rehabilitate. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras are an economical way to monitor pipe conditions and… [ Keep reading ]

Video: Protecting Our Waterways everyday

Find out how Seattle Public Utilities is working to protect our waterways so the city continues to be an amazing place to live. SPU maintains the city’s vast network of sewage and drainage systems and have a number of programs and capital improvement projects designed to protect water quality. By… [ Keep reading ]