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Drainage & Sewer

FATS, OILS AND GREASE – FOR RESTAURANTS & FOOD SERVICES

Fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G) resulting from food preparation in homes and businesses can build up in sewer pipes, and cause costly blockages and backups, and sewage overflows to private and public property. If your food service establishment handles food and washes dishes, you most likely need to install a grease trap or interceptor. Fats Oils & Grease

POLLUTION CONTROL

Information on pollution control programs that help businesses and property owners maintain their drainage systems and keep pollutants from entering storm drains and reaching local waters. Offers best management practices, information on Seattle’s stormwater requirements and how to report pollution. Pollution Control

DRAINAGE RATES

All properties 10,000 square feet and larger are assigned to rate categories based on how much impervious surface is contained on the parcel. Each rate category is assigned a rate which is multiplied by the parcel area (in 1,000s of square feet) to calculate the total charge, or bill.

Information includes rate schedule, rate increase frequently asked questions, and how to apply for a stormwater utility credit. Drainage Rates

SEWER RATES

For non-residential and multifamily residential customers, sewer bills are based on actual water usage at all times of the year. Sewer Rates

APPLY FOR A SEWER SUBMETER

The Sewer Submeter Program makes allowances for commercial business customers who use water that doesn’t enter the sanitary sewer. To receive the sewer deduction from your account, you must install and maintain submeters that are authorized by Seattle Public Utilities. Apply for a Sewer Submeter

Spill Responder Team

The SPU Spill Responder team at a training exercise. View slideshow

  • What do your sewer and drainage rates pay for?
  • Protecting local waterways from sewage overflows…
  • Preventing flooding, landslides, and sewer backups…
  • Maintaining, repairing, and replacing pipes and pumps…
  • Protecting local waterways from pollution…
  • Protecting local waterways from stormwater runoff…
  • Relocating sewer and drainage pipelines for major projects.