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Water is a Precious, Shared Resource

As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve had an unusually dry spring and early summer this year. Based on current conditions and modeling, we anticipate Seattle’s regional water system will have sufficient water supply for people and fish this summer—and SPU customers aren’t included in the recent state-wide drought advisory. This is… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate the Fourth of July safely! SPU Holiday Closure & How to Safely Dispose  Summer Items 

Welcome to summer! This is a note to our customers about the North Transfer Station closure for July 4th as well as how to properly dispose of summer celebration items. Seattle Public Utilities’ North Transfer Station in Wallingford will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 to help ease traffic… [ Keep reading ]

Ship Canal Water Quality Project Reached a Major Milestone!

The Ship Canal Water Quality Project has been under construction since late 2018. On June 15 at 10:18 am, the project reached a major milestone – our 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, MudHoney, completed tunneling all 13,946 feet from Ballard to Wallingford! We couldn’t actually see MudHoney exit because the… [ Keep reading ]

A ‘Circular Economy’ to Fight Climate Change

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) joined about 1,500 leaders this week at Circularity 23, a national convening held this year in Seattle to spotlight and add greater momentum to waste reduction strategies to address climate change and pollution. The convening – which attracted top City of Seattle and Washington state government… Filed Under: News, Protecting Our Environment

SPU Apprentices Graduate and Become Essential Workers

It was a moment of pride – and one that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) hopes will last a lifetime. More than 100 people gathered on Friday, May 19 to celebrate the diverse group of 12 people in SPU’s first graduating water pipe worker apprenticeship class since 2015. The graduates will… Filed Under: News

Join the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) of Seattle Public Utilities 

Looking for a way to get involved in your community and have a voice in government? Want to help shape Seattle’s recycling, compost, and disposal services and move towards Zero Waste?Then we want YOU as a member of SWAC! Apply NOW to join SWAC by June 10, 2023. Apply online… Filed Under: News

2023 WA Legislative Session 

Progress on Protecting Our Health and Environment With the 2023 legislative session wrapping up, SPU is celebrating budgets and legislation that increase affordability, reduce waste and pollution, and support public health—without ratepayers footing the bills. Our work includes supporting these priorities through Washington State’s operating budget, capital budget, and legislation… Filed Under: News

Stakeholder Meeting for System Development Charges and Utility Infrastructure Funding Options

To ensure our processes for System Development Charges (SDCs) are clear and transparent and to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to weigh in on key issues and concerns, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is hosting a virtual meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2023. All are welcome to join. Throughout April and… Filed Under: Customer Service & Resources, News

Seattle Race to Zero Waste Contest

The Seattle Race to ‘Zero Waste’ Contest is an invitation for all Seattleites to become a part of the waste solution! No one likes waste! Together we can find new ways to reduce what we buy and consume, reuse what we can, and share and repair in easy ways. Let’s… [ Keep reading ]

Restoring the Cedar River for People and Fish  

Thirty-five miles east of Seattle, deep in the Cascade Mountains, the Cedar River flows through the region’s protected watershed—the primary source of drinking water for 1.5 million people in the greater Seattle area. Downstream of the Cedar River Watershed, the Cedar River continues flowing and serving another critical purpose; the… Filed Under: News, Protecting Our Environment