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SPU Provides Round-The-Clock Freeze Response

In frigid weather for five consecutive days and nights and over the MLK Holiday weekend, SPU Water Distribution Crews worked around the clock to safely respond to and repair water main breaks across the City. SPU started getting busy late on the morning of January 12, with reports from the… [ Keep reading ]

You and Your Utilities: Preparing for Winter in Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is offering these winter tips so you can be ready for what the Pacific Northwest might bring to households and businesses this season – cold temperatures, ice, and snow. In this blog, we’ll discuss protecting your home and water pipes, as well as when and how… [ Keep reading ]

Prepare for this Season’s High Tides

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) plans for cold and wet weather. This preparation is critical to ensuring that your drainage, wastewater, drinking water, and solid waste services are sustained through inclement weather or, if they can’t be, that you know what to do. For more information about preparing for wet and… [ Keep reading ]

What to Do with All Those Raked Leaves

Fall is here, and that means beautiful, brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, and green are blanketing yards, sidewalks, and streets. While lovely to look at, the leaves can pose problems. While it’s been a relatively dry fall, we know the regular rains will return. The falling leaves, paired with… [ Keep reading ]

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

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 ]

Due to Winter Weather, Residential Collection in Seattle is delayed by one day this week: 12/20/22 – 12/24/22 UPDATES BELOW:

Due to winter weather conditions, there will be delayed residential garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste pickup in Seattle for customers in Seattle today, Tuesday, Dec. 20 through the rest of the week. SPU’s Household Hazardous Waste sites and transfer stations are closed to customers today, Tuesday Dec. 20 and will attempt to reopen tomorrow, weather permitting. 

Preparing for Seattle Winter Weather 

Have you seen the forecast? Brrr. With winter weather on the way, SPU has some helpful tips for Seattle residents and businesses on how they can prepare as well as what to do during inclement weather.  

Wet Weather Preparedness

中文資訊 | Información en Español | መረጃ በአማርኛ | Thông tin bằng tiếng Việt | Macluumaad Af-Soomaali ah | 한국어 정보 | Impormasyon sa Tagalog Well, that was fast! After weeks of extended hot, dry weather and sometimes smoky skies, the rain has returned. Whether you welcome it or dread it, the calendar says we can count on it for the next… [ Keep reading ]