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Can you imagine a day without water? 

On October 20, 2022, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is participating in Imagine a Day Without Water, a national day of action. At Seattle Public Utilities, we are committed to providing clean, safe, and reliable drinking water to our community and supporting water infrastructure funding for more equitable water investments. Join… [ Keep reading ]

Shape Our Water receives Water Environment Federation Award 

Seattle is working together, as a community, to envision the next 50-years of equitable and environmentally sound drainage and sewer investments, and the Water Environment Federation, a national organization of water quality professionals, has noticed. We are proud that our Shape Our Water Community Vision was awarded a 2022 Water… [ Keep reading ]

Updates from Reuse Seattle & r.Cup

Concertgoers at several venues in Seattle now have the opportunity to cut down on plastic pollution when they choose to have their beverage cup washed and reused rather than recycled or thrown away. The central idea behind this effort is to help cut down on single-use plastics which harm the… [ Keep reading ]

Contact Center Hours Temporarily Extended through Nov. 5

Starting Oct. 8 through Nov. 5, customers can call the Contact Center on Saturdays from 8 am to noon. Saturday hours will be temporarily offered through at least the month of October. The temporary Saturday hours will provide additional opportunities for customers who have questions or need assistance. In addition,… [ Keep reading ]

Make the Cedar River Watershed your Home Office – Apply to Join our Watershed Protection Team

Check out this beautiful place. Now, imagine if this was your home office four days per week from sunrise to sunset. This is the Cedar River Watershed – just 35 miles east of Seattle – and if you have dreams of spending hours in a nature-filled environment while getting paid… [ Keep reading ]

Affordability Programs Available

Are you behind on your utility bill? Help is available! Información en español | Impormasyon sa Tagalog | 中文資訊 | Thông tin bằng tiếng Việt | 한국어 정보 | Macluumaad Af-Soomaali ah | መረጃ በአማርኛ Residents and businesses throughout Seattle are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19… [ Keep reading ]

Home Repair Resources

Are you planning a home repair? You may qualify for resources Let’s face it, home repairs can be costly. You may be eligible for programs to help you with your home repairs. Affordable Home Repair Loans The City’s Office of Housing provides affordable loans to income-eligible Seattle homeowners to address… [ Keep reading ]

Message from SPU’s new GM/CEO Andrew Lee

Proud to be part of your public utility.  Dear Seattle residents, workers, and visitors: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) helps keep Seattle running everyday. From the water you drink and the food waste you compost, to the water you play in – SPU is an essential and dynamic part of Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

July 4, 2022 Solid Waste Service Updates

Seattle Public Utilities’ North Transfer Station in Wallingford will be closed on Monday, July 4 to help ease traffic congestion from the 4th of July event at Gasworks Park. Residential solid waste collection will remain on normal schedule (this means Monday customers should put their containers out as usual), and the… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Watering Season—Make Every Drop Count 

From May through September, water use in our region nearly doubles. Most of that extra water is used to water lawns and gardens. And experts estimate that 50% or more of this water goes to waste, due to evaporation, runoff or simply overwatering. The fact is, water may never make it… [ Keep reading ]