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Seattle Invests $200,000 in Innovative Food Rescue Efforts to Reduce Waste and Fight Hunger

The City of Seattle is awarding $200,000 to tackle commercial food waste and improve food distribution to those in need. Three standout projects have been selected out of twelve solutions-driven organizations and businesses who responded to this inaugural food rescue grant. Each selected project reflects Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU’s) commitment to… [ Keep reading ]

Ensuring a Future With Clean Water and Healthy Communities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is always hard at work providing drinking water, sewer, drainage, and waste services that support healthy communities and protect our environment. June 26 is an especially busy day for discussions with the Seattle City Council about how we deliver these services, including our priorities and rate… [ Keep reading ]

First-Grader Contacts SPU on Behalf of School: “Hello Sidewalk Fixers”

Mushi, a first-grade student, recently wrote to the City of Seattle about an item that he knew needed some love and attention. It was a water utility vault lid in front of his school that had become a slipping hazard for students when it rained. Mushi’s request made its way… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Public Utilities 2024 Spring Neighborhood Stewardship 

Spring to action! Sign up today to help keep Seattle clean, protect our environment, and build community with your neighbors. Get involved in your neighborhood with Seattle Public Utilities this spring! As the days grow longer and spring awakens, we have the perfect opportunities for you to make a difference… [ Keep reading ]

This Year’s Legislative Session Had Wins for SPU

SPU is celebrating accomplishments in affordability, environmental justice, and waste reduction after the state legislative session concluded on March 7. Our Government Relations staff worked with lawmakers to advance legislative and budget requests in the state’s operating and capital budgets, as well as support specific bills. Read about SPU’s legislative… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Apprentices Celebrate Graduation With Hugs and Smiles

By 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Todd Snider stood behind a podium at the Museum of Flight. Before him were about 100 SPU colleagues and guests seated at tables. Slowly and carefully, Snider, who is SPU’s Apprenticeship Program Manager, read aloud seven first names of special people in the audience: “Darrick…Thomas…Matthew…Juan…Ismael…Jamaal…and… [ Keep reading ]

Better Together: Partnering With Customers and Community

Delivering on SPU’s commitment to provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water to 1.6 million people every day could not happen without the dedication and expertise of our staff. We’re fortunate and proud to have some of the best and brightest subject-matter experts in the utility industry, and it shows… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Says Goodbye to Batteries and Electronics in the Garbage

The start of the new year can inspire a fresh start to declutter and organize our living spaces. You might stumble upon a collection of old batteries or outdated electronics. How you handle these has changed as of January 1, 2024, and a new rule is in place – batteries… [ Keep reading ]

South Park – Low pressure during high tide period 

We regularly monitor forecasts so we can respond to potential flooding in South Park during high tide and wet weather season. January 11-18 is a high tide period and weather forecasts now indicate that a low-pressure system will arrive Wednesday, January 17, about 9:00 a.m. Because low pressure increases the… [ Keep reading ]

A look back at 2023 

As we exit 2023, we are proud to highlight key SPU achievements in SPU’s 2023 Recap, which shows how our talented and dedicated staff have been working in partnership with our customers communities to make an impact in Seattle and the region. In 2023, we: Our SPU 2023 Recap talks… [ Keep reading ]