Cold Arctic Air Forecast for Several More Days; Protect Your Pipes Now

With the National Weather Service forecasting continued freezing weather for much of this week, Seattle Public Utilities is advising residents of actions they can take to prevent burst pipes and costly repairs.  SPU says freezing temperatures often results in broken pipes, flooding and damage to private property. That can mean… [ Keep reading ]

Help Trim Seattle’s Holiday Wasteline

 Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) offers simple tips to reduce your impact on the environment this holiday season: Recycle at the curb! Cardboard boxes and wrapping paper are recyclable, even with some tape. Plastic ribbons and wrap are NOT RECYCLABLE. Consider reusing ribbons for next year’s presents. Clean and empty paper and… [ Keep reading ]

Snoqualmie Tribe Presents Canoe to Education Center

On November 18, Snoqualmie carver John Mullen paddled a “Lake Canoe” across Rattlesnake Lake and presented it to the Watershed Services Division staff. The canoe is carved from a solid cedar log, which was salvaged from the South Fork Tolt Watershed. The tribe carved the canoe, which will be permanently… [ Keep reading ]

No Garbage, Food and Yard Waste or Recycling Collections for Thanksgiving Day

No garbage, food and yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, November 26, 2009. Collections scheduled for Thursday will occur on Friday, and Friday collections will occur on Saturday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please be sure to have your containers out by 7 a.m. to… [ Keep reading ]

Rain, rain and more rain coming our way

We’re well into the rainy season. The National Weather Service is forecasting rain accumulation through the weekend. Even though most leaves are down, there is still plenty of opportunities for clogged drains and for flooding in lowland areas. If you live anywhere near a flood prone area or drain, please… [ Keep reading ]

Thanks For Your Help

We at Seattle Public Utilities thank you for your help in keeping drains clear and flooding to a minimum during the past 48 hours. Your community activism says a lot about our city. Keep it up!

Get Prepared for Tonight’s Major Wind Storm

With one wind and rain storm down and another due to strike tonight, now is a good time to check those storm drains near your home or place of business. If the drain is covered with leaves, please take a moment to rake it clear to prevent flooding. The weather… [ Keep reading ]

$30 Toilet Discount Ends Oct. 31

Seattle Public Utilities’ $30 instant discount on efficient toilets ends Saturday Oct. 31, 2009. By replacing their old water-guzzling toilets with efficient WaterSense-labeled models, Seattle homeowners can cut their utility bills by $260 a year and reduce water waste. Eligible customers who have misplaced the $30 coupon can receive a… [ Keep reading ]

Utilities’ Scientists Re-map Seattle’s Flood-prone Areas

NEWS RELEASE Oct. 5, 2009 For Immediate Release: Contact: Holly McCracken, 206-386-4195 holly.mccracken@seattle.gov With New Technology, Utilities Scientists Re-map Seattle’s Flood-prone Areas Urban Flood-prone Areas Face Significant Risk to Personal Safety and Property SEATTLE — Using new hydrologic models, optical remote sensing technology and data from the record-setting 2007 floods,… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Offers $30 Instant Discount on Water Efficient Toilets

Seattle Public Utilities is offering a $30 instant discount on efficient toilets to help local homeowners cut their water bills while helping to protect precious water resources. To receive the discount, customers need to take the $30 coupon they received in their most recent utility bill to one of six… [ Keep reading ]