Programs & Tours

Do you know where Seattle's high-quality tap water comes from? Join Seattle Public Utilities for a variety of guided and self-guided programs and discover for yourself! Visit the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, near North Bend, and enjoy free hands-on exhibits, rain drums, and beautiful Rattlesnake Lake. Sign up online! Every summer weekend from July to September, join us for our weekend watershed tours at 10:00 a.m. (for a 2.5 hour adult watershed tour or at 2:00 p.m.) or for a 1-hour family watershed tour geared for families with younger children.

Browse your options online below or download this year's Cedar River Watershed catalog (PDF)

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Join in this unparalleled opportunity to go behind the scenes and see the Watershed up close. Browse, register, and manage classes.
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Bring the whole family for an adventure of discovery.


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Are you bringing a group of 9 or more? Request a time for your visit and discover more about the Cedar River Watershed.
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Free programs for 4th and 5th grade school classes are offered through a lottery system.


Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.