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August 2020

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Peak Water Rates and Using Water Wisely

Summer Water Supply While Seattle has plenty of water in the winter, our water system is limited by its ability to supply water during the summer when demand is at its highest and rainfall is at its lowest. During the summer months, we depend on storage in our mountain reservoirs to meet demand while leaving […]


Seattle Together – There’s No Place in Our Community for Hate or Discrimination

Seattle is experiencing one of the most consequential events in our City’s history: the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community has been resilient and dedicated. We are looking out for one another and working together to flatten the curve and protect our most vulnerable communities and those on the frontlines of this pandemic. But at stressful times […]


Thank You SPU Front Line Staff

Now more than ever, it’s important to say “thank you” to those on the front lines as we navigate this public health crisis. Our healthcare professionals, our grocery store staff, our local restaurants & delivery services, package & letter carriers, the list goes on and on. This also includes our essential staff at Seattle Public […]


A Message to Seattle Public Utilities Customers on Our Response to COVID-19

The City of Seattle and Seattle Public Utilities are working closely with our partners at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), Washington State Department of Health (DOH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect our customers and employees from COVID-19 and combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. In […]



Many Seattle residents and businesses are suffering unprecedented economic hardship right now. The coronavirus outbreak is making it much harder for some Seattle utility customers to afford essential services but access to clean water for hand washing and sanitation is critical to stop the spread of COVID-19.   At the direction of Mayor Durkan on March 10, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) took several actions to make sure all […]


SPU Transfer Stations Temporarily Closed Sunday-Tuesday

Seattle Public Utilities’ North and South Transfer Stations are now temporarily closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. Transfer Stations are open Wednesday – Saturday for essential trips – urgent and perishable waste only – to reduce potential spread of COVID-19.   DO NOT visit if you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat or sore muscles    Bring only […]


Hygiene Stations Open Throughout Seattle

The City of Seattle is committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19. This public health crisis affects us all, including our some of our most vulnerable citizens, those experiencing homelessness. In an effort to continue to provide more resources, especially during these unprecedented times when public libraries, community centers, and other facilities have closed in accordance with public health […]


Update on SPU Closures

Seattle Public Utilities is working to ensure the safety of our community and our workforce. With the Mayor’s Executive Order aligning with the ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order, the following facilities will remain closed to the public until at least May 4, 2020. The Following Facilities are Closed Until at Least May 4, 2020: The […]


Spring Clean 2020 & Adopt-A-Street Programs Cancelled Until Further Notice

To maintain proper social distancing and minimize the possible spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the community clean-up programs, Spring Clean & Adopt-A-Street, effective immediately. While this was a tough call to make, please know that we are appreciative of everyone who has been involved in past Spring […]


Keep a Lid on it Seattle & How to Set Out Extras

What to do when you have too much? Consider only putting out what can fit in your cart. Make sure you can close your cart and set out extras the right way. Seattleites are spending more time at home this spring and if you’re like most people, that means you’re spending that time cleaning. You […]