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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 www.dmachoice.org. 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 nisa@cedarriver.org. Friends of the Cedar River Watershed is a private, non-profit organization incorporated in 1996 and… [ Keep reading ]

Normal water service restored to View Ridge

SEATTLE – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) crews have restored normal water service to residents in the View Ridge neighborhood. Crews made an emergency repair to a 16-inch water main today which required moving approximately 50 View Ridge households to an alternative water distribution source to maintain water delivery. Normal water… [ Keep reading ]

Water main repair affects service to View Ridge area

SEATTLE – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) crews are working to make an emergency repair to a 16-inch water main in the View Ridge neighborhood. The repair process required moving approximately 50 households to an alternative water distribution source to maintain water delivery. The repair is expected to be completed by… [ Keep reading ]

Program to Stem Stormwater Featured on KING-5 News

A Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) program that encourages Ballard residents to help slow the flow of stormwater in their neighborhood was featured on KING-5 News. Under SPU’s RainWise pilot program, eligible Ballard residents can get incentives for installing rain gardens or cisterns – which help to stem the flow of… [ Keep reading ]

Stenciling Drains Helps Protect Lakes and Streams

Protecting local streams, creeks and lakes can be as simple as volunteering to stencil storm drains in your neighborhood. When it rains, some storm drains flow directly into Puget Sound or the nearest stream or lake, carrying the hazardous chemicals, pesticides, paints, antifreeze and used motor oil illegally poured down… [ Keep reading ]

Normal Solid Waste Collections for Presidents’ Day Holiday

Seattle garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for the Presidents’ Day holiday, Monday, Feb. 15. Customers should place their containers out for collection by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. The City of Seattle’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area and… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Only a Small Drip… Right?

Research shows that about 8 percent of home water is wasted through leaks. Don’t pay for water you don’t use. If the drip is hot water, you are paying for wasted energy too. A leaking faucet is frequently the result of a bad rubber washer. The washer on a sink… [ Keep reading ]