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Home Repair Resources

Are you planning a home repair? You may qualify for resources Let’s face it, home repairs can be costly. You may be eligible for programs to help you with your home repairs. Affordable Home Repair Loans The City’s Office of Housing provides affordable loans to income-eligible Seattle homeowners to address… [ Keep reading ]

Message from SPU’s new GM/CEO Andrew Lee

Proud to be part of your public utility.  Dear Seattle residents, workers, and visitors: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) helps keep Seattle running everyday. From the water you drink and the food waste you compost, to the water you play in – SPU is an essential and dynamic part of Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

News Release: City of Seattle Utilities Expand Assistance and Payment Plans for Customers Struggling to Pay Their Bills

SEATTLE (April 28, 2022) – Seattle City Light (SCL) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today announced new flexible payment plans and expanded assistance for customers who are struggling to pay their bills. Customers are urged to visit or contact the utilities immediately to learn more about their options. Both… [ Keep reading ]

The draft 2022 Solid Waste Plan Update is now available for public comment April 11- May 6

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is looking for your input on the direction our solid waste services and programs – like recycling, composting, reuse, and waste prevention – should take for the next six to 20 years. The draft of Seattle’s 2022 Solid Waste Plan Update: Moving Upstream to Zero Waste… [ Keep reading ]

Ask Evelyn’s Recycling Madness Recap

Your guide to recycling all the items discussed in the Ask Evelyn Live Recycle Madness campaign After an entire month of Recycle Madness, Ask Evelyn Live’s campaign pitting the most confusing recyclable items against each other, we hope that Seattle residents have a little more confidence in their recycling abilities…. [ Keep reading ]

Hygiene (Shower) Trailer Locations

Updated January 25, 2023 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 will have a mobile shower trailer that will visit the following locations weekly: PLEASE NOTE: On December 29th,… [ Keep reading ]

Solid Waste Collection Updates – Week of Jan 10

Solid waste collections are on a normal schedule for the week of Monday, January 10th. Customers who were missed over the last two weeks can set out extra garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste for no charge. Customers should set out their garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste on their regular collection… [ Keep reading ]

2021 Highlights – How SPU Delivered for our Customers and Community this Year

It has been an extraordinary year at Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). Despite the numerous challenges brought on by the pandemic, SPU staff adjusted and adapted, and we sustained and grew our successful partnership with the community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations. Our 2021-2026 Strategic Business Plan lays out our priorities as a utility: Delivering Equitable Essential Services  Stewarding Environment and Health  Empowering Our Customers, Community,… [ Keep reading ]

Local Governments Call for Increased Engagement on Lower Duwamish and East Waterway Superfund Cleanup

King County, the City of Seattle, and the Port of Seattle called for increased community engagement regarding work on the Lower Duwamish and East Waterway Superfund Cleanup in a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the letter the three local governments voiced strong support for enhanced public engagement… [ Keep reading ]

Update: SPU investigating odor in Georgetown

On September 7 and 8, Seattle Public Utilities’ Spill Response team investigated a strong chemical odor coming from the sewer system in the Georgetown area. They located the odor’s source in the area of Corgiat Dr. S and S Graham Street, and worked with partners from other agencies to notify… [ Keep reading ]