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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 ]

Why Seattle’s Drinking Water is Better Than Bottled

Why buy bottled when you can pour yourself a glass of some of the best water in the nation just by turning on the tap? Here are five of our favorite reasons why Seattle’s drinking water is better than bottled: It’s Protected and SafeSeattle’s watersheds are City-owned and protected. They’re… [ Keep reading ]

SPU’s Community Donation Fund: Helping Neighbors in Need

While state and local restrictions have lifted and many people are returning to life the way it was before the pandemic, the financial impacts of COVID-19 are still making it hard for many of our neighbors to pay their bills. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is committed to ensuring that essential… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Drinking Fountain Map

The Pacific Northwest is expecting record temperatures this weekend across the region. As a reminder, all of Seattle Public Utilities’ 27 drinking water fountains across the city are working, and we recently replaced several drinking water fountains in an effort to expand access to fresh, potable water. Check out the map below to see where… [ Keep reading ]

The Secret to Water-Efficient Landscapes: Build Healthy Soil

As the weather turns warmer and the days get sunnier, you may find yourself, like many of us, spending more and more time working on your landscaping, gardening, and enjoying some time in nature. It’s a great feeling to see your hard work and sweat-equity pay off in the form… [ Keep reading ]

Winner Announced in Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Contest

More than 35,000 votes cast to name TBM That Will Build Storage Tunnel to Reduce Water Pollution SEATTLE (April 12, 2021) — We have a winner and it is a name with deep ties to Seattle! Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today announced the tunnel boring machine (TBM) used to build… [ Keep reading ]

Improving How You Manage Your Utility Accounts Online

Moving and need to start or stop your utility service? Curious how much water or electricity you’re using? Want to schedule a pickup for an old couch or mattress? You can do all these things and more on the City of Seattle’s new and improved Utility Services Website. We’re continuously… [ Keep reading ]

A Community Organizer’s Journey to SPU: Celebrating Black History with Dee Reed

“I think we’re a divided country right now – there is so much hatred and anger. But this is also the first time in my life that I think people are trying to have a genuine conversation about race and equality.” These words from Dee Reed, Division Director for Utility… [ Keep reading ]

How to Prepare for a Seattle Winter

While Seattle isn’t known for harsh winters, it never hurts to do a little preparation before temperatures dip below freezing. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll be ready to enjoy a Seattle Winter. Be Prepared: Protect Your Pipes From Freezing During colder weather, here are some good tips to help… [ Keep reading ]