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Broken water service line in east Green Lake causes discolored water

A residential water service line at 5th Ave NE & NE 63rd St broke last night (Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012). The line has now been fixed. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) says that there may be brown or yellow coloration in the water on 5th Ave NE between N 60th and N 65th until later in the afternoon today. If your water is brown with sediment or the pressure is intermittent, SPU recommends that you do not drink the water until it is clear again. To avoid drawing sediment into the hot water heater, do not run hot water. Running cold water will help clear…

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Residential garbage pickup will resume next week

From Seattle Public Utilities: Neighborhood road conditions prohibited collection of delayed residential garbage, recycling, and food and yard waste today, Saturday. All customers who did not have their solid waste picked up during the past week may set out double amounts for their next regularly scheduled collection at no extra charge. Most commercial and apartment customers will be collected today or Sunday, Jan. 22. Look up your collection day here:, or call (206) 684-3000.

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Tips about holiday waste and recycling from Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) shared some tips today (Monday, Dec. 12, 2011) about holiday waste and recycling. Seattle residents can always recycle as much as they want at no extra charge: Simply put additional recyclables in sturdy bins or boxes next to your recycling cart on your regular collection day. Remember to flatten empty cardboard boxes and do not put recyclables inside of bags. Carts need to be put out by 7 am on collection day. Common holiday items that go in recycling: Clean pie tins, plastic deli/veggie trays and lids (wider than 3 inches), empty eggnog cartons, paper, plastic and…

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Seattle Public Utilities asks residents to clear drains in anticipation of tonight’s heavy rains

A significant winter storm is headed toward Seattle and heavy rainfall is expected to begin after midnight. Seattle Public Utilities is urging residents to adopt their local drains and make sure they are free of leaves and debris: When bad weather hits this time of year, storm drains can easily become overwhelmed with leaves and the summer’s accumulated street debris, resulting in backed up gutters and drains, and localized flooding. In Seattle, there are about 80,000 storm drains — far more than city crews can clear quickly. Safely adopting a local storm drain or drainage ditch—that means staying out of…

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Adopt a neighborhood drain and help prevent flooding

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is asking Seattle residents and business owners to participate in Fall Clean by adopting a storm drain. SPU crews are responsible for nearly 80,000 storm drains. By helping them keep neighborhood storm drains clear of debris, you can help keep the water flowing and prevent flooding. The Adopt-A-Drain Program is active during the month of November, Seattle’s peak leaf-falling season. During this time SPU provides residents and business owners with free cleanup supplies – rakes, bags, gloves, shovels, brooms and dustpans. To reserve your supplies, contact SPU at (206) 233-7187 or adoptadrain [at] You can also use this online form. Supplies can be picked up…

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