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Celebrate the Fourth of July safely! SPU Holiday Closure & How to Safely Dispose  Summer Items 

Welcome to summer! This is a note to our customers about the North Transfer Station closure for July 4th as well as how to properly dispose of summer celebration items. Seattle Public Utilities’ North Transfer Station in Wallingford will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 to help ease traffic… [ Keep reading ]

Ship Canal Water Quality Project Reached a Major Milestone!

The Ship Canal Water Quality Project has been under construction since late 2018. On June 15 at 10:18 am, the project reached a major milestone – our 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, MudHoney, completed tunneling all 13,946 feet from Ballard to Wallingford! We couldn’t actually see MudHoney exit because the… [ Keep reading ]

Phong Tang, a Water Meter Reader, Represents SPU and Builds Community

Clare McFrazier, a Strategy and Planning Advisor with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), recently spent time with her colleague, Phong Tang, to learn about his work in Seattle neighborhoods. McFrazier and Tang are part of SPU’s Customer Care Division. On Wednesday, May 3, I had the opportunity to job shadow with… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Construction Season! Here’s how SPU is Building a Better Seattle

As spring rolls into summer, construction season is in full swing! While no one likes dealing with the maze of detours and pervasive construction noise during the dry months, all 53 of SPU’s active construction projects are improving our communities by reinvesting ratepayer dollars into Seattle’s infrastructure that supports 1.5… [ Keep reading ]

A ‘Circular Economy’ to Fight Climate Change

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) joined about 1,500 leaders this week at Circularity 23, a national convening held this year in Seattle to spotlight and add greater momentum to waste reduction strategies to address climate change and pollution. The convening – which attracted top City of Seattle and Washington state government… Filed Under: News, Protecting Our Environment

SPU Apprentices Graduate and Become Essential Workers

It was a moment of pride – and one that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) hopes will last a lifetime. More than 100 people gathered on Friday, May 19 to celebrate the diverse group of 12 people in SPU’s first graduating water pipe worker apprenticeship class since 2015. The graduates will… Filed Under: News

2023 WA Legislative Session 

Progress on Protecting Our Health and Environment With the 2023 legislative session wrapping up, SPU is celebrating budgets and legislation that increase affordability, reduce waste and pollution, and support public health—without ratepayers footing the bills. Our work includes supporting these priorities through Washington State’s operating budget, capital budget, and legislation… Filed Under: News

Seattle is a leader in municipal composting, but here’s what we have to do to get it right  

Composting is serious business in Seattle, and collectively we do as good or a better job at it than any other city in the United States. While we can all take pride in that, we have a lot more work to do to reach the climate and zero waste goals… Filed Under: Garbage, Recycling, & Compost, Protecting Our Environment

Remember to Recycle Right For Student Moves

Each summer and fall, when student residents move out of the neighborhood and new ones move in, things can get a little crowded at the dumpsters! By planning ahead, we can achieve a more sustainable community and ensure that common spaces like 17th Ave remain clear and accessible. Please read… [ Keep reading ]

Stakeholder Meeting for System Development Charges and Utility Infrastructure Funding Options

To ensure our processes for System Development Charges (SDCs) are clear and transparent and to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to weigh in on key issues and concerns, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is hosting a virtual meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2023. All are welcome to join. Throughout April and… Filed Under: Customer Service & Resources, News