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 ]

2022 Hygiene (Shower) Trailer Locations

Seattle Public Utilities, along with nonprofit partner Uplift Northwest, is providing hygiene resources to unsheltered individuals throughout the community. These resources include our hygiene (shower) trailer program. We offer free, hot showers at the following locations: 157 Roy Street (one block north of Seattle Center)Open 7 days a week from… [ Keep reading ]

Get in the Game with Recycle Madness this March

This March get in the game with Ask Evelyn Live’s Recycle Madness! Taking a page from college basketball’s playbook, SPU’s weekly live-streaming recycling advice show will pit the most confusing recyclable items against each other throughout the month of March, to find out which is the most maddening item to recycle… [ Keep reading ]

Sorting Your Gameday Spread

Win or lose, it’s safe to say it’s not a football watch party without a few essentials – the food of course! Have you already started planning out your Super Bowl nacho spread? Do you have the perfect chili recipe for tailgating? Are you an expert hotdog chef complete with… [ Keep reading ]

Planning for Spring Gardening

Did you know that winter is the perfect time to start planning and preparing your garden for spring? It’s true! Aside from pruning woody trees and shrubs, winter is a great time to take care of some much needed garden maintenance including: Making planting plans Covering bare soil with woody… [ Keep reading ]