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Archives for September 2015

The Case of the Decaying Sea Lettuce

Over the past several weeks, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has received a number of calls about a smell in the 4600-4800 blocks of Beach Drive SW. The callers complained of a persistent sewage-like odor (a.k.a hydrogen sulfide). After extensive investigation—water sampling, beach surveys, and other research—in coordination with King County, the Washington… [ Keep reading ]

At a critical time for fish, region maintains 14 percent water reduction

Puget Sound Region (Sept. 23, 2015) While we wait for the fall rains to come in earnest, it remains important for people to reduce their water use. Everett, Seattle and Tacoma continue to ask their customers to reduce water use by 10 percent so that we have enough for… [ Keep reading ]

Why isn’t food waste allowed in the garbage?

If you live in Seattle, you’ve probably heard this: food waste is no longer allowed in the garbage. What’s the reasoning behind this rule? For one, about a third of food in America is thrown away each year. That’s 133 billion pounds of food that ends up in landfills, where… [ Keep reading ]

Despite rain, cities ask people to continue reducing water use

Puget Sound Region (Sept. 9, 2015) While the rain has been falling off and on recently, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma continue to ask people to reduce water use by 10 percent. The recent rain helped, but it was not enough to return water supplies to normal levels. More rain and… [ Keep reading ]

Water Supply Update: August 31, 2015

After moving to the Voluntary Stage of their water shortage response plans on August 11, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma asked customers to reduce their water use by 10 percent to stretch water supplies, for people and fish, to the rainy season. So how are we doing? In the first two… [ Keep reading ]