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Rendering of the completed South Operations Center.
In 2017, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) purchased property at 4500 W Marginal Way SW for use as a new Drainage and Wastewater South Operations Center (SOC). SPU’s current facilities are no longer adequate to house essential field crews, vehicles, and equipment that clean and repair the City’s sewer and drainage systems, investigate waterway pollution, provide emergency response to storm events and natural disasters, and more. The new facility will allow SPU to continue providing efficient and equitable utility services for residents in West and South Seattle.
The project is currently in the pre-construction phase. Since the purchase of the property in 2017, SPU has taken the following steps:
If you would like to learn more, please visit the Project Documents tab for the most up-to-date information.
SPU needs this new facility so we can continue to provide efficient and forward-looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live.