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February Update: South Park Recovery

With wet weather and winter high tides approaching, Seattle Public Utilities is providing continued support for South Park recovery from December’s high tide inundation. Large concrete blocks, Jersey barriers, and/or sandbags are still located on public property to reduce possible Duwamish River flooding but driveways are open. On February 20 and 21,… Filed Under: News, Weather

News Release: Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities Awarded $18 Million to Customers in Need in 2022

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jenn Strang, Seattle City Lightjenn.strang@seattle.gov, 206-677-6295 Sabrina Register, Seattle Public Utilitiessabrina.register@seattle.gov, 206-446-8267 Seattle, WA—Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities announced today that they awarded more than $18 million dollars to customers in 2022. These funds were distributed to eligible residential customers enrolled in the utilities’ bill assistance programs… [ Keep reading ]

Update on King Tide and South Park Community

At 6:46 am, a king tide occurred along the shores of Puget Sound.  Favorable weather conditions were forecasted for today, and the water level along the Duwamish River remained well below the banks. While there was no flooding or drainage issues in South Park associated with the king tide, Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Next week’s King Tides: Temporary Flood Protection Measures in South Park

In advance of the next King Tides (Jan 23, 6:46 AM; Jan 24, 7:22 AM; Jan 25, 7:57 AM), the City has provided South Park with temporary flood protections. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation and Finance and Administrative Services has: Thank you to our… [ Keep reading ]

Preparing for King Tides January 23-25

High tides are predicted January 21-27 with King Tides in the early mornings of January 23-25. And, because it is winter in Seattle, it will probably rain too. These conditions are challenging for many of us but have serious impacts on the residents and businesses of South Park. We recently… [ Keep reading ]

Applications for SPU’s Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant are now open!

Seattle Public Utilities is excited to announce that applications for our Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant are now open! Awards up to $40,000 are available and applications are due by March 24, 2023. Waste prevention means creating less waste so fewer materials go into the recycling, composting, and landfill. We can… Filed Under: Customer Service & Resources, Garbage, Recycling, & Compost, News

2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Collections Schedule  

Due to the recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some customers in Seattle will be on a one-day delayed collection schedule. The delayed collections are due to a new Recology and Teamster’s labor agreement that now recognizes MLK Day as a non-service day. Seattle Public Utilities and the City of Seattle fully support recognition of this holiday and a citywide modification of solid waste collections in the future. Transfer Stations will be open this MLK Day. 

An Update on Assistance for Impacted Residents of South Park Flooding

On the mornings of December 27 and 28, the tidally influenced Duwamish River overtopped its banks and flooded numerous homes and businesses in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, a low-lying community which has experienced moderate flooding and sewer backups in the past. On the 27th, the extreme king tide, combined with… [ Keep reading ]

Update: South Park Flooding – How to Get Help

On December 27, 2022, the Duwamish River overtopped its banks and flooded a South Park neighborhood which damaged local homes and businesses. The flooding was caused by a combination of factors including higher-than-average tides, low atmospheric pressure, heavy rain runoff, and melting snow. This area has faced prior flooding, as… [ Keep reading ]

Update: Our South Park Response Work

On the mornings of December 27 and 28, the tidally influenced Duwamish River overtopped its banks and flooded numerous homes and businesses in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, a low-lying community which has experienced moderate flooding and sewer backups in the past. This week’s extreme king tide, combined with days of… [ Keep reading ]