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Seattle Take Big Steps Toward Zero Waste

As we usher in the new year, Seattle is embarking on a journey towards a future without waste! Our city is at the forefront of sustainable practices and committed to reducing, reusing, and preventing waste at the source by embracing a culture of using and producing less. The Seattle Public… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

South Park – Low pressure during high tide period 

We regularly monitor forecasts so we can respond to potential flooding in South Park during high tide and wet weather season. January 11-18 is a high tide period and weather forecasts now indicate that a low-pressure system will arrive Wednesday, January 17, about 9:00 a.m. Because low pressure increases the… [ Keep reading ]

MLK Collections Schedule  

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some customers in Seattle will be on a one-day delayed collection schedule. Transfer stations will be open this MLK Day.  If you are in this service area: You will have your garbage, recycling, and yard/food waste collections on a one-day delay beginning… [ 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 ]

A look back at 2023 

As we exit 2023, we are proud to highlight key SPU achievements in SPU’s 2023 Recap, which shows how our talented and dedicated staff have been working in partnership with our customers communities to make an impact in Seattle and the region. In 2023, we: Our SPU 2023 Recap talks… [ Keep reading ]

Winter Holiday Waste Collection Schedule for 2023

With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to share an important reminder to customers about our services. Garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste will not be collected on the following upcoming holidays: On those days, and for the remainder of the week, service will be delayed one day. For example,… [ Keep reading ]

Greener Holidays – Celebrate the Season in Sustainable Style

Happy holidays from Seattle Public Utilities! While this time of the year is full of generosity and gratitude, there is also a lot of unnecessary waste. Did you know that on average, people in the U.S. produce 25% more waste during this time of year? Between presents, packaging, and those… [ Keep reading ]

SPU’s Toy Drive Brings Holiday Joy to Filipino Community of Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Drainage and Wastewater (DWW) and Logistics Branch recently brought the joy of the season to the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS). Tara Wong-Esteban, DWW’s System Management Division Director, along with colleagues Jonathan Batara and Adam Bernstein, delivered toys donated by employees to FCS on December 7…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s water supply bounces back to normal 

1.5 Million Customers No Longer Asked to Use Less Water In 48 hours, at the height of last week’s atmospheric river, a whopping 4.4 billion gallons of water dumped over Seattle’s regional drinking water reservoirs in the Cascade Mountains. “That’s a lot of water,” said Julie Crittenden, Water Planning and… [ Keep reading ]