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FAQ: How can I speed up my yard waste composting process?

A: The secret to faster yard waste composting is to maintain your pile’s moisture level. Composting is a great way to reduce waste and keep your soil healthy! Adding organic matter to your soil helps balance pH levels (finished yard waste compost is neutral which helps improve our naturally acidic NW… [ Keep reading ]

Water and Wildlife: The Cedar River Watershed

Do you know where your drinking water comes from? Take a look at the picture to the left. Stunning, isn’t it? The City of Seattle’s Cedar River Municipal Watershed supplies clean drinking water to over 1 million people in the greater Seattle area. Safe, high quality drinking water is one… [ Keep reading ]

FAQ: Are pesticides the only effective option to avoid pests and weeds?

A: No! Natural pest and weed control methods are just as effective. Whether you’re a novice or expert gardener, pests and weeds can be a source of frustration. Pesticides are marketed as a powerful resource for your garden troubles, but their power can quickly become harmful. Overuse of pesticides can cause… [ Keep reading ]

FAQ: Whoa! Why is my utility bill so high?

A: The culprit could be an unknown leak, or overuse of water and solid waste services. Paying bills is task that has unanimous agreement—it’s not fun. If your bill is higher than normal use the guide below to help you figure out what is going on and how to address it. Eek, leaks! Leaks are… [ Keep reading ]