What You Can Do

Tools to help you conserve water and prevent pollution.

At Home

Reduce Water Use
Installing efficient fixtures and taking steps to conserve water can help reduce your water use and utility bills year-round. Tools, resources and incentives to help you get started.
Residential RainWise Program
Seattle Public Utilities' RainWise program provides resources, tools and incentives to help you manage stormwater at home, reduce flooding and protect Seattle's water.
Natural Lawn and Garden Care
Natural yard care practices help reduce waste and water use and mean less pollution going into our waterways.
Rainwater harvest tip sheet
Tip sheet on design, permitting and use of harvested rainwater.
Stormwater Management: Green Roof Tip Sheet
This Tip is designed to help applicants meet the requirements for green roofs associated with stormwater code compliance.

At Work

Rainwater harvest tip sheet
Tip sheet on design, permitting and use of harvested rainwater.
Conduct a Water Audit
Seattle Public Utilities’ Water Smart Technology Program provides free water use audits to qualifying commercial customers to establish their “water footprint.”

In Your Community

Adopt-a-Drain
Join volunteers across the city who are helping prevent neighborhood flooding by keeping storm drains free of debris.
Restore Our Waters
City of Seattle’s commitment to take actions and promote partnerships that protect and improve our creeks, lakes, the Duwamish River and Puget Sound.
Watershed Projects Map
An interactive map (pdf) to see projects such as rain gardens, green roofs and habitat restoration.