Welcome to Your New Home
(Adobe PDF, 200K)
This handy brochure is brought to you by Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities. It provides information about your electric, water, sewer, drainage and garbage utilities. Many contact phone numbers and Web sites are listed here.
Light Years: A Brief History of Seattle City Light and Public Power
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Seattle City Light has been lighting up lives since 1905. This brochure chronicles the utility's colorful history.
Programs and Services, Information for Seattle City Light Customers (Adobe PDF, 2.03MB)
Seattle City Light is a pubicly owned utility committed to providing the best customer service experiences of any utility in the nation. This brochure provides general information about City Light's programs and services including frequently used phone numbers and Web pages.
Travel back in time on this two-and-a-half hour tour of City Light's Skagit River generating facilities. This brochure will give you schedule information and tell you how to make reservations.
Walking Tour of Newhalem
(Adobe PDF, 288K)
This tour of Newhalem introduces you to the historic features of the town and the nearby hydroelectric plants - Gorge and Newhalem - following the footsteps of the citizens who visited the town in the 1930's. The town retains its original layout and many of the structures from the pre-war years.
About Your Account
Payment Assistance, Payment Options and Conservation Tips
(Adobe PDF, 78K)
This is a quick and easy list to help you with paying your bills, and with conserving energy to keep your bills down.
Automatic Bill Payment for Residential and Commercial Customers
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You can pay your electricity bill automatically from your bank account using this free service. This brochure gives you more details and includes an authorization form.
Budget Billing for Residential and Small Business (General Service) Customers (Adobe PDF, 64K)
Your payments can be divided into twelve, equal monthly payments. In addition to providing a Budget Bill tutorial, this brochure includes frequently asked questions and tells you how to apply for this free service.
Third Party Utility Billing
(Adobe PDF, 56K)
For those who want to know what third party billing is, and how it works. Learn about rules for landlords that bill tenants for utilities separate from their rent.
About Your Commercial Electricity Bill (Adobe PDF, 165K)
This is a guide for reading your commercial electricity bill. Included is a sample bill with call-outs, and definitions of terms such as "power demand" and "power factor."
About Your Electrical Service
Working Safely Near Overhead & Underground Power Lines (for Contractors and Residential Customers)
Always stay at least 10 feet away from power lines! Learn the rules for living and working safely near overhead and underground power lines.
Power Outages and Electrical Safety Tips
(Adobe PDF, 199K)
Seattle City Light is proud of its record for providing reliable electricity, but outages do occur. If you experience an outage, please stay calm. This brochure gives tips related to outages and to general electrical safety.
Your Electric Meter
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Read this for basic information about electric meters, City Light meter reads, meter identification numbers, how to report your electricity consumption when you open or close an account, instructions for reading your meter to monitor your electricity use, and more.
Electrical Service and Electrical Contractors
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This brochure provides practical information for those who are planning a new or upgraded electrical service. Included are tips for finding and working with an electrical contractor, and sample cost estimates for electrical work.
The Right Tree Book
(Adobe PDF, 1242K)
Doing some landscaping? Will you be planting near overhead power lines? The small tree that looks "just right" today can create a safety hazard for you and your family after only a few years' growth. This guide will help you choose a tree that is compatible with overhead lines while complementing your landscape plan.
About Residential Energy Conservation
Home Lighting Guide
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A comprehensive guide to help homeowners incorporate a variety of efficient light sources throughout your home.
Saving Electricity At Home - Tips for Homeowners
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Everything you want to know about saving electricity at home.
Saving Electricity at Home - Tips for Renters
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Handy no-cost and low-cost ways to conserve energy in your rental unit.
Residential and Small Commercial Energy Conservation Services
(Adobe PDF, 100K)
A convenient list of our Energy Conservation Services plus practical tips for conserving energy at home and at work.
Resource Conservation Services for Multifamily Housing Owners and Developers brochure
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A convenient list of our resource conservation programs for multifamily housing owners.
Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit (Adobe PDF, 96K)
A step-by-step guide for identifying and improving your home's energy efficiency.
Why is My Electric Bill so High?(Adobe PDF, 427)
Here is a list of common causes of higher-than-normal power use.
Your Electric Appliances
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A comprehensive guide for help with your electric bill. Includes common causes of high bills, financial resources for customers in need, and tips for reducing consumption.
Compact Fluorescent Bulb Tips and Disposal
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How do I use CF bulbs, and can I throw them in the trash? Find out here.
Home Resource Profile
Whether you live in a house, condominium or apartment, this service will give you useful information about your utility bills and how to save money.
Getting the Most from Your Electric Heat brochure
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If you have electric heat, some of this information may surprise you.
How to maintain good air quality in your home without sacrificing energy efficiency.
Holiday Lighting Fact Sheet
(Adobe PDF, 96K)
How to save a bundle on festive lighting.
If you have questions or comments about Seattle City Light brochures, please contact Marilyn Mar.