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Reservoir Levels Up, Usage Down as Water Supply Conditions Improve Over Last 30 Days

Seattle’s regional water supply conditions have improved in the past 30 days and that’s good news for the water planners at Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). “While we still need customers to voluntarily reduce their water use, our mountain reservoirs are beginning to slowly refill and that helps me sleep better… [ Keep reading ]

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Seattle-Area Sees 44-Million-Gallon-Per-Day Drop in Water Usage – Inching Closer to The Regional Goal

On September 21 Seattle Public Utilities began asking its 1.5 million customers to voluntarily reduce their water use to help stretch the region’s water supply. At that time, the Seattle region was using about 149 million gallons of water per day (mgd). Fast forward to today, our average consumption is… [ Keep reading ]

Relicensing Work Begins on South Fork Tolt Hydroelectric Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license for the City’s South Fork Tolt Hydroelectric Project is up for renewal, and Seattle City Light is partnering with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) in this multi-year relicensing project. The hydroelectric facility was built in 1995 to generate power from the South Fork Tolt… [ Keep reading ]

Customers Share Water-Saving Tips, Plus Alex Chen Talks Water Supply and Climate Change

In this week’s update on Seattle’s regional water supply, we hear from five customers who share some of the measures they are taking at home to save water. Watch the video for 60 seconds of water-saving inspiration. Customers in Seattle’s Chinese community share ways they are saving water. We certainly… [ Keep reading ]

Water for People and Fish

Each Gallon Saved Keeps More Water in Our Rivers and Lakes for Fish and Wildlife Did you know that conserving water for people also conserves water for fish? Each fall, adult salmon and steelhead return from the ocean to freshwater rivers to spawn and lay eggs that will become the… [ Keep reading ]

Keep it Up! Water Usage Is Dropping and Here Are More Ways to Save Water

Yes, Seattle, we are asking you to continue using less water. The mountain reservoirs that collect and store our drinking water are still low and have continued a downward trend—even with all this rain. The good news is that our regional water use also continues to have a downward trend… [ Keep reading ]

Reservoir Levels and Rainfall – Two Key Factors in Seattle’s Continued Ask to Reduce Water Use  

Stories from local media help explain how these aspects impact our region’s water supply Understanding Seattle’s regional water supply conditions and why Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has been asking its 1.5 million customers to use less water for the last several weeks might be puzzling for some. Afterall, Seattle is known… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Residents and Businesses Keep Taking Water Savings to the Next Level

Despite the recent rain and the rain we’re getting this week, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is asking 1.5 million people who get water from the Seattle Regional Water System to voluntarily reduce your use. Our reservoir levels are still below average for this time of year. The recent and forecasted… [ Keep reading ]

Has the Rain Helped the Region’s Water Supply? Are Customers Using Less Water?

The region’s water consumption has dropped from an average of 149 mgd on Sept 18 to 117 mgd as of Oct 2. That’s good news! Let’s keep it up and reach our goal of 100 mgd or less. In the 10 days since Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) began asking its… [ Keep reading ]

1.5 Million People Asked to Use Less Water to Stretch Region’s Water Supply

The top ways to save water right now are to stop watering your lawn, take shorter or fewer showers, and fix leaks right away, especially running toilets. While Seattle may be known for its rainy weather, the last few months have been anything but wet in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, the region has experienced an unprecedented stretch of dry weather. Find more ways to reduce your water use at SavingWater.org or download our water-saving tips flyer.