Earth Month In Action: For the Love of Engineering, SPU and Seattle 

Meet Eleanor Jackson, Design Manager for SPU’s largest capital improvement project. Eleanor Jackson, SPU’s Design Manager for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, is responsible for overseeing engineering quality—ensuring the project meets its requirements. She manages City staff and consultants to ensure all pieces of the $570 million project are… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Expressing Malama ‘aina through Seattle’s Adopt A Street Program

Malama ‘aina, in Hawaiian, means to care, to protect, to nurture the land. It’s a core value the canoe club Hui Wa’a O Wakinikona (HWOW), or Washington in Hawaiian, has embraced since 1998, when the club first formed. About 70 adults and 15 keiki (children) of Polynesian and Non-Polynesian descent… [ Keep reading ]

The draft 2022 Solid Waste Plan Update is now available for public comment April 11- May 6

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is looking for your input on the direction our solid waste services and programs – like recycling, composting, reuse, and waste prevention – should take for the next six to 20 years. The draft of Seattle’s 2022 Solid Waste Plan Update: Moving Upstream to Zero Waste… [ Keep reading ]

Ask Evelyn’s Recycling Madness Recap

Your guide to recycling all the items discussed in the Ask Evelyn Live Recycle Madness campaign After an entire month of Recycle Madness, Ask Evelyn Live’s campaign pitting the most confusing recyclable items against each other, we hope that Seattle residents have a little more confidence in their recycling abilities…. [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Clear Alley Program Impacts Seattle’s Chinatown International District

The Chinatown International District (CID) is a neighborhood of beautiful restaurants, parks, streets, stores and alleys. The community lives and works here bring vibrant culture and traditions to daily life. The historic buildings are celebrated and tell amazing stories of how Seattle grew up. One of the unusual aspects of… [ Keep reading ]

Help Your Utility Move Toward a Progressive Future

SPU’s Customer Review Panel (CRP) is seeking new members for July 2022 appointment. Applications are due May 9, 2022. CRP members participate with SPU leadership provide advice and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on the Utility’s strategic plan and rates. CRP members bring expertise in community, with different professional… [ Keep reading ]

Earth Month In Action: Seattle Students Help Restore Native Landscapes at the Cedar River Watershed

When The Downtown School in Seattle needed a place for their high school students to do service learning, they called SPU’s Cedar River Watershed Education Center. The Center, just 35 miles east of Seattle, is a gateway to one of earth’s gems – the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. The watershed… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Celebrates Earth Month

There are many reasons to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day this year, 2022. For Seattle Public Utilities, we see this as a chance to honor the work we do every day to protect, promote, and preserve our natural resources as leaders in our field and innovators in green methods surrounding solid waste, drinking… [ Keep reading ]

Spring Into Clean with SPU’s Adopt-A-Street

Spring Clean is Seattle Adopt a Street’s annual push to organize with community groups for one-time cleanup events. This citywide event is made up of neighborhood level groups who clean up their areas, streets, parks or local landmarks. In celebration of earth month, and the time of year when Seattleites… [ Keep reading ]

Fix Leaks, Save Water

Did you know that leaks waste up to 12% of all water used at home? It’s true! That’s almost as much water as we use doing laundry each year. Join us March 14 – 20 to take the #FixALeakWeek Challenge and check your home for the most common types of… [ Keep reading ]