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A Community Organizer’s Journey to SPU: Celebrating Black History with Dee Reed

“I think we’re a divided country right now – there is so much hatred and anger. But this is also the first time in my life that I think people are trying to have a genuine conversation about race and equality.” These words from Dee Reed, Division Director for Utility… [ Keep reading ]

How to Prepare for a Seattle Winter

While Seattle isn’t known for harsh winters, it never hurts to do a little preparation before temperatures dip below freezing. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll be ready to enjoy a Seattle Winter. Be Prepared: Protect Your Pipes From Freezing During colder weather, here are some good tips to help… [ Keep reading ]

Help Shape the Future of Seattle’s Drainage and Wastewater System

Everyone in Seattle relies on a vast and mainly invisible stormwater and wastewater system that helps keep our waterways clean and prevents flooding. But the benefits of this infrastructure can go far beyond healthy waters and stormwater management. With your input, Seattle’s drainage and wastewater priorities can help shape how… [ Keep reading ]

America Recycles Day, 2020

Alright Seattle, it’s time to take your love of recycling to the next level. Starting on Sunday, November 15th, join us to celebrate America Recycles Day, which we’re extending to a whole week of fun! We’ll be bringing you daily insights on all things recycling, including tips and tricks to… [ Keep reading ]

SPU Who: Get to know the people behind your utility

This Week’s Profile: Logan Lexow Meet Logan Lexow. Logan has been with SPU for four years, as a Lead worker in the Drainage and Wastewater line of business. Logan was working on motorcycles when a friend who worked at SPU encouraged him to consider applying to one of SPU’s apprenticeship programs. “I was at my peak working… [ Keep reading ]

Imagine A Day Without Water

Did you know that they average person uses an estimated 80-100 gallons of water per day? That’s about the same as one standard bathtub filled to the top! SPU customers have access to some of the country’s cleanest, best tasting water and it all starts high in the Cascade Mountains…. [ Keep reading ]

Have Fun & Raise Awareness with Storm Drain Stenciling

With many volunteer roles being put on hold due to the health crisis, it can be a struggle to find safe ways to to give back and help our communities. One way we can help is through storm drain stenciling. How does a stencil help? Stenciling storm drains helps to… [ Keep reading ]

Project Spotlight: South Park Pump Station

Seattle Public Utilities began construction in late August on the new South Park Pump Station, to improve chronic flooding and drainage issues in the northern industrial area of Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. This area experiences chronic flooding for a few main reasons: Stormwater can’t drain during high tideSouth Park is… [ Keep reading ]

Hygiene Resources for City’s Most Vulnerable During Covid-19

City to Relocate Hygiene Station from Closed Waterfront to Accessible Location for Unhoused Clients Clients Have Taken More Than 6,300 Showers at City’s Two Shower Trailers For many of us, access to water and basic hygiene is something we never really think about. We turn on our faucets, reach for the soap and lather up. But for our neighbors experiencing… [ Keep reading ]

Why Do We Say Puget Sound Starts Here?

Celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month this September by learning more about this unique natural resource & while you’re at it, take our quiz to test your knowledge & receive a free 12-month subscription to Chinook Book! Puget Sound is an area we all call home. Did you know that it’s both… [ Keep reading ]