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Archive for July, 2015

Get FREE Trees – Trees for Neighborhoods application opens online Monday, August 3 at 10 a.m.

Trees for Neighborhoods helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes to clean our air and water. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped residents plant over 5,300 trees in yards and along streets. That’s 5,300 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our neighborhoods healthier. Participants […]

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Seattle, Everett, Tacoma activate first stage advisory water shortage response plans today

Puget Sound region customers are advised to carefully manage their water use. Historic low river levels — combined with record-setting hot and dry weather that have significantly increased the demand for water. Everett, Seattle and Tacoma have planned to implement the first stage of their water shortage response plans today. The three cities are all activating their […]

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Windermere water back on

12:21 PM Update: Water is back on in Windermere. 11:21 AM Update: Water service is expected to return for properties within the shutdown main area in the next hour. 10:28 AM Update: Water service back to normal for properties outside the shutdown main. 8:35 AM: A water main break on NE Windermere Road has led to a water outage […]

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Water Wisely – Lawn and landscape care

Water conditions in the Seattle area are currently fair. Are you wondering how often you should be watering your lawn, or if at all? Watering schedules do matter and depend on the time of day and how often you water. In July, lawns need about 1 inch of water per week, spread over 2 or […]

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After a record–breaking hot & dry June, Seattle’s water supply has changed from ‘good’ to ‘fair’.

After the hottest June in recorded history, higher-than-usual water consumption, record-low stream flows into storage reservoirs and the onset of El Niño conditions, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today changed its water supply outlook from good to fair. The utility is now making operational changes to maximize water supply, and customers are asked to continue to […]

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Thousands of homes in Wedgwood, Windermere and University neighborhoods are now eligible for RainWise

RainWise, a joint program of Seattle and King County is an ever more popular way to fight water pollution. The RainWise Program is part of a larger plan to reduce combined sewer overflows, or CSOs, which occur when stormwater causes sewer lines to overflow into local waterways during heavy rains. The RainWise Program offers rebates […]

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Straight to the source: Seattle’s Mountain Fresh Water

Have you ever wondered where your mountain fresh drinking water comes from?  Find out this summer by joining Seattle Public Utilities for a tour of the protected Cedar River Municipal Watershed. These tours are held Saturday and Sunday by our expert naturalists. The tour can be taken by bus and by foot. This is a great opportunity […]

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