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The Secret to Water-Efficient Landscapes: Build Healthy Soil

As the weather turns warmer and the days get sunnier, you may find yourself, like many of us, spending more and more time working on your landscaping, gardening, and enjoying some time in nature. It’s a great feeling to see your hard work and sweat-equity pay off in the form… [ Keep reading ]

Storm Drain Stenciling Volunteers Raise Awareness While Reducing Pollution

With many volunteer opportunities put on pause during the health crisis, it can be a challenge to find active and safe ways to stay connected and give back to our communities. One way you can help is through preventing pollution with storm drain stenciling with Seattle Public Utilities.   How does a stencil help? Stenciling storm drains helps to bring awareness to our friends and… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Looking for a way to get involved in your community and have a voice in government? Want to help shape Seattle’s recycling, compost, and disposal services and move towards Zero Waste? Then we want YOU as a member of Seattle Public Utilities’ Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)! Apply NOW to join SWAC… [ Keep reading ]

When We Celebrate Earth Day Every Day, We All Win

There are many reasons to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day this year, 2021. For SPU, we see this as a chance to honor the work we do every day to protect, promote, and preserve our natural resources as leaders in our field and innovators in green methods surrounding solid waste, drinking water, and… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Adopt-A-Street Program Today!

Interested in how you can help keep Seattle streets safe and clean? Want to participate in Earth Month by adopting a street in your neighborhood? Well, we have good news for you! The Adopt-A-Street program is now accepting NEW volunteer applications! As part of the Clean City Initiative the Adopt-A-Street program has restarted with modifications… [ Keep reading ]

Funding Available to Support Community-Driven Mutual Aid Efforts

In response to COVID-19, Seattle Public Utilities is providing a one-time funding opportunity to support mutual aid efforts that make hygiene resources more accessible to the public, reduce illegal dumping and litter, and avoid the wasting of food and other materials. A total of $150,000 is available in funding. We expect to… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Wait Another Week, Fix That Leak!

Drip. Drip. Drip. Many of us have been there. That slow drip coming from the kitchen faucet, or that toilet that keeps running. We tell ourselves, we’ll get to fixing that… someday. The truth is, according to the EPA, the average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of… [ Keep reading ]

How to Prepare for a Seattle Winter

While Seattle isn’t known for harsh winters, it never hurts to do a little preparation before temperatures dip below freezing. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll be ready to enjoy a Seattle Winter. Be Prepared: Protect Your Pipes From Freezing During colder weather, here are some good tips to help… [ Keep reading ]

Resources to Help You Prepare for Wet Weather

Seattle’s reputation may be a rainy one, but did you know that the Emerald City only receives an average of 38 inches of precipitation a year? That’s about the same as the national average. Our reputation for precipitation comes from the fact that we have a higher number of days… [ Keep reading ]

The City of Seattle can Help Pay Your Electric and Utility Bills

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Traducción Española | dịch tiếng Việt | 中文翻譯  | 한국어 번역 | Tarjumaadda Af-Soomaaliga | የአማርኛ ትርጉም COVID-19 has affected Seattle residents in many ways. Many people, including older adults and families, are facing tough times due to job loss. The City of Seattle can help people who are struggling to pay their electricity and utilities bills. Eligible households can… [ Keep reading ]