Seattle Public Utilities
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Washington based utility, engaged in providing water, sewer, drainage, and solid waste services. The utility is engaged in distribution of drinking water as well as providing recycling, garbage collection, yard, and drainage & sewer collection services. SPU is also engaged in providing engineering, design and survey resources for developers, contractors, engineers and consultants. The utility owns and manages Cedar River watershed which is involved in water production, and distributes it through 177,928 metered service lines, 18,000 fire hydrants, 2500 fire protection service lines, 1670 miles of distribution water mains, 176 miles of water transmission pipelines, and 29 supply and distribution pumping stations. It also has 16 reservoirs which has a total storage capacity of 489 million gallons. In solid waste division, approximately 256,000 tons of garbage is collected and hauled to the rail yard from the North and South Recycling and Disposal Stations every year. In the drainage and wastewater division, SPU operates 51,000 maintenance holes, 45,396 catch basins, 90,000 inlets, 1491 miles of combined sewer and sanitary pipelines, 68 pump stations, and 38 combined sewer overflow systems. It provides services to houses, apartments, condominium, and commercial customers. SPU operates across the City of Seattle.