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So Much to Celebrate When It Comes to Puget Sound

Across Puget Sound, cities and counties are coming together this September to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month. Puget Sound is our economic powerhouse, provides endless recreational opportunities, and is home to incredible, iconic and irreplaceable animals. It’s also in trouble.   We say “Puget Sound Starts Here” because every single… [ Keep reading ]

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to help beautify and improve your neighborhood? Seattle Public Utilities has all the tools you need to participate with our flexible volunteer opportunities. Through the Adopt-A-Street and Adopt-A-Drain programs, along with Storm Drain Stenciling, you can have a positive impact on the environment in your… [ Keep reading ]

SPU’s RV Wastewater Pump-Out Pilot Program Partners with Public Health – Seattle King County to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations

As a public utility, SPU values community health & safety. During COVID-19, our teams have increased innovative essential services for our unhoused neighbors. SPU’s RV Wastewater Pump-Out Pilot program started in spring 2020 and provides increased access to reliable wastewater services which help prevent spills. In 2021 alone (as of 6/30/21), staff have already provided 738 mobile… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

SPU’s PUMP-OUT PILOT

It’s an increasing problem that contaminates our waterways and puts our community’s health at risk. It also impacts people experiencing homelessness who are staying in RVs, including depriving them of their dignity. The problem? Spills involving human waste from RVs. In 2019, there were almost 100 RV wastewater spills-and those are… [ Keep reading ]

Cooking More at Home? Keep Fat, Oil, and Grease Out of Your Pipes

Many of our favorite traditions from this time of year are centered around food. And while our holidays may look a little different this time around, we still expect many of our friends, family, & neighbors are going to indulge their culinary skills and spend a little more time in… [ Keep reading ]

Rake Leaves to Help Prevent Flooding!

Free Extra Yard Waste Pickup in November Fallen leaves can be fun—who can resist jumping into a giant pile of crisp, colorful leaves?—but they can also contribute to unwelcome flooding in our neighborhoods. During the stormy fall season, leaves can clog street drains, causing water to back up and flood… [ Keep reading ]