Posts categorized under SPUMedia, Author at At Your Service

Get Help Replacing Your Toilet

Did you know that if your toilet was manufactured before 2004, you may be eligible for a free or rebated toilet? It’s true! Toilets are the biggest water user in most homes. By replacing an older toilet, you can help save water every day and keep your water bill as… [ Keep reading ]

News Release: City of Seattle Utilities Expand Assistance and Payment Plans for Customers Struggling to Pay Their Bills

SEATTLE (April 28, 2022) – Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today announced new flexible payment plans and expanded assistance for customers who are struggling to pay their bills. Customers are urged to visit seattle.gov/UtilityBillHelp or contact the utilities immediately to learn more about their options. Both… [ Keep reading ]

How to Choose a New Water-Efficient Toilet

When it comes to your home’s toilet, you likely don’t think about it too often as long as it’s working the way it should. For many of us, that’s the case. But toilets age and over time, they do need to be replaced. How can you tell if your toilet… [ Keep reading ]

SPU is Moving Upstream Towards Zero Waste

Contributed by Nico Onoda-McGuire, Solid Waste Advisory Committee member & Seattle Resident Seattle’s vision of a zero waste future builds toward an inclusive and circular economy, where all materials with value are reused or recycled, and nothing is wasted. To move upstream toward zero waste, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Moving Seattle Venues to a Circular Model System

SPU and Reuse Seattle are Partnering to bring Reusable rCups to Live Music venues. Building upon the successful existing system in Seattle of collecting recyclables and compost, a new frontier is on the horizon for Seattle – Reuse. As more is being understood about climate change, carbon footprints, and greenhouse… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Creating Communities of Young People Empowered to Save Water

It’s a busy Friday afternoon at Soos Creek Elementary. Students whisper to each other as they pass through the hall and shout as they run around the playground. And in Ms. Brown’s sixth grade classroom, everyone is shuffling in their chairs to get a better view of the person that… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: For the Love of Engineering, SPU and Seattle 

Meet Eleanor Jackson, Design Manager for SPU’s largest capital improvement project. Eleanor Jackson, SPU’s Design Manager for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, is responsible for overseeing engineering quality—ensuring the project meets its requirements. She manages City staff and consultants to ensure all pieces of the $570 million project are… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Expressing Malama ‘aina through Seattle’s Adopt A Street Program

Malama ‘aina, in Hawaiian, means to care, to protect, to nurture the land. It’s a core value the canoe club Hui Wa’a O Wakinikona (HWOW), or Washington in Hawaiian, has embraced since 1998, when the club first formed. About 70 adults and 15 keiki (children) of Polynesian and Non-Polynesian descent… [ Keep reading ]

The draft 2022 Solid Waste Plan Update is now available for public comment April 11- May 6

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is looking for your input on the direction our solid waste services and programs – like recycling, composting, reuse, and waste prevention – should take for the next six to 20 years. The draft of Seattle’s 2022 Solid Waste Plan Update: Moving Upstream to Zero Waste… [ Keep reading ]

Ask Evelyn’s Recycling Madness Recap

Your guide to recycling all the items discussed in the Ask Evelyn Live Recycle Madness campaign After an entire month of Recycle Madness, Ask Evelyn Live’s campaign pitting the most confusing recyclable items against each other, we hope that Seattle residents have a little more confidence in their recycling abilities…. [ Keep reading ]