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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

SPU Celebrates Earth Month

There are many reasons to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day this year, 2022. For Seattle Public Utilities, 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… [ Keep reading ]

2022 Hygiene (Shower) Trailer Locations

Seattle Public Utilities, along with nonprofit partner Uplift Northwest, is providing hygiene resources to unsheltered individuals throughout the community. These resources include our hygiene (shower) trailer program. We offer free, hot showers at the following locations: 157 Roy Street (one block north of Seattle Center)Open 7 days a week from… [ Keep reading ]

Coloring a Community Vision of Seattle’s Water Future

Seattle Public Utilities has been listening to our community’s values and goals for long-term resiliency, racial and environmental justice, and personal and community well-being. It’s all part of Shape Our Water, our ongoing effort to plan for equitable and environmentally sound drainage and wastewater investments that will help take care… [ Keep reading ]

Hygiene Trailers Hit 40,000 Mark

40,000-That’s how many showers have been taken at the hygiene (shower) trailers Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) deployed in late May 2020, soon after the pandemic began.   For perspective-a packed house watching the Mariners at T-Mobile park is about 40,000 so that’s a lot of showers!    Chris, an employee of nonprofit Uplift Northwest who helps keep the showers clean and ensures guests have what they need… [ Keep reading ]

Fallen Leaves Can Lead to Flooded Streets

Fall is here and with it brings all the things we love about the change of seasons including the return of the pumpkin spice latte (yes please!), crisp autumn hikes, spooky pumpkin carving, and enjoying the changing colorful landscape of the pacific northwest as the leaves provide a beautiful show… [ Keep reading ]

Puget Sound Cities Launch Adopt-A-Drain

The community-based program will help keep street drains clear of leaves and debris to prevent local neighborhood flooding. Wet weather has arrived, and Seattle and six other Puget Sound Cities are joining forces to encourage their residents to adopt a local storm drain. Drain adopters can sign up to keep… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]