Message from SPU’s new GM/CEO Andrew Lee

Proud to be part of your public utility

Dear Seattle residents, workers, and visitors: 

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) helps keep Seattle running everyday. From the water you drink and the food waste you compost, to the water you play in – SPU is an essential and dynamic part of Seattle’s daily life. I’m proud to be one of SPU’s 1400+ employees who work to support healthy people, the environment and economy, and partner with you for our city.  

I am honored to serve as SPU’s next General Manager/Chief Executive Officer—a sincere thank you to Mayor Harrell for the nomination. I am an engineer with more than 20 years of public and private sector utility management experience, and I am committed to transforming how SPU equitably manages Seattle’s water and waste resources for today and future generations. 

Seattle is an amazing city, with a uniquely protected water source that supplies pristine drinking water. SPU’s holistic management of our water resources extends to drainage and wastewater services that enhance our city’s livability and health. Our exceptional solid waste services, including transfer stations and hazardous waste disposal, and clean city services support all people who live, work and visit the city. We are committed to providing essential and innovative services to our community. 

We are your public utility. Please visit our website to learn more about our services—including assistance we provide for qualified customers. If you’re interested in learning more about SPU’s priorities and goals, please see our Strategic Business Plan. It describes our mission, vision and principles, focus areas, and adopted rate path. 

Thank you for your continued support of your public utility. 

Sincerely, 
Andrew Lee 
General Manager/CEO, Seattle Public Utilities