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Community Advisory Committees Give Voice to Community Values

As a community-centered utility, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) recognizes the vital role community plays in ensuring we deliver our services in efficient, innovative,
and equitable ways.

SPU’s Community Advisory Committees play a key role in helping shape our work. Committee members are a diverse and dedicated group of volunteers who meet monthly to review and provide input on SPU programs, policies, and services, giving voice to values and perspectives from communities across the city.

Get a taste of the Committees’ involvement below and learn more at

Water System Advisory Committee 

On a visit to the Landsburg Diversion Dam, fish ladder, and fish hatchery, committee members provided feedback on hatchery goals and salmon recovery commitments, reflecting community priorities around environmental health.


Solid Waste Advisory Committee

On a tour of the North Transfer Station, the committee studied design elements like odor control that make the facility more neighborhood-friendly. They also gave feedback on how a designated reuse donation area might be most successful.


Creeks, Drainage, and Wastewater Advisory Committee

A recent field trip highlighted how chronic drainage and wastewater issues impact residents and businesses in the South Park and Duwamish neighborhoods and the work SPU is doing to address those problems.