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Discover the Cedar River Watershed Institute

Seattle Public Utilities invites you to join our workshops, field trips and festivals happening this year at the 91,000-acre Cedar River Municipal Watershed, which provides clean drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area. Explore environments near the timberline with an ecologist or discover the wonders of… [ Keep reading ]

Enjoy a Beautiful Garden While Saving Water, Time & Money

When you visit nurseries this spring, plan ahead for water conservation and make your plant budget go further. When you select plants based on how they match the sun or shade in your garden, then they’ll flourish naturally without excessive water or chemicals. This spring, Seattle Public Utilities and the… [ Keep reading ]

Discounted Compost Bins Available

Composting at home is a great way to build healthy soil in your garden. City of Seattle residents can purchase compost bins at deeply discounted prices either online at or by calling (206) 684-0190. We have two composting options: Yard waste compost bins: $25 each, one per household. For… [ Keep reading ]

Complete Our Survey and Win!

You can win one of six $20 gift certificates from Sky Nursery, Swanson’s Nursery or Molbak’s Garden & Home just by completing our survey by Friday March 12. Seattle Public Utilities and the Saving Water Partnership are making improvements to the Saving Water Partnership web site,, and need your… [ Keep reading ]

Save Dollars and Puget Sound

Thank you for properly maintaining your automobile! You’re helping to keep oil and other automotive fluids from finding their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, which hurts wildlife and habitat. To help you continue to stop drips, leaks, and follow healthy maintenance habits like recycling your oil, we are… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Clean Your Neighborhood

Spring is here and so is your chance to beautify your neighborhood. Now in its 24th year, Spring Clean is Seattle’s premier public space cleanup program. This year’s Spring Clean runs from Thursday, April 1 to Monday, May 31. Projects include litter pickups, removal of invasive plants such as English… [ Keep reading ]

Get Your Game On and Save Water

Check out Bert and Phil’s Water Busters game on the Saving Water Partnership website. Kids of all ages – that means adults too – can learn about great ways to save water. The Saving Water Partnership is a consortium of 18 water utilities, including Seattle Public Utilities, implementing the 1%… [ Keep reading ]

3 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Paper Use

Save yourself a trip to the recycling cart by choosing these three paper-saving options. You won’t regret it. Remove yourself from junk mailing lists at Stop getting unwanted phone directories: Dex (choose 0 directories from pull-down menus), Yellowbook, Yellow Pages. Opt out of receiving pre-approved credit or insurance offers at… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Recycling Program Wins Award

Seattle Public Utilities and PRR, Inc. have been recognized by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) with a Totem Award for Community Relations for their “Better Recycling” campaign. The aim of the 2009 “Better Recycling” campaign was to educate Seattle businesses and residents about… [ Keep reading ]

Volunteers Needed for Habitat Restoration

Join the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and plant native trees and shrubs along the Cedar River in Maple Valley on Saturday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please sign up in advance by emailing Friends of the Cedar River Watershed is a private, non-profit organization incorporated in 1996 and… [ Keep reading ]