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Report Surface Water Pollution

Report Pollution

To make a report, use the link above or call the Surface Water Pollution Report line at (206) 684-7587.

Please report surface water pollution to Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). Surface water is defined as rainwater that carries pollutants along streets and into Seattle's creeks, lakes, and Puget Sound. After a report of pollution to SPU, we will send a field inspector to investigate the matter.

Examples of pollutants to report include:

  • leaking automobiles
  • concrete dumped on the street
  • paint poured down a drain

To make a report, use the pollution report form or call the Surface Water Pollution Report line at (206) 684-7587.

To report other problems

  • To report chemical spills in City streets or storm drains for weekends or after business hours, call (206) 386-1800.
  • To report a potential water leak on public or private property, call (206) 386-1800.
  • To report surface flooding in a street, call (206) 386-1800.
  • For extreme emergencies such as spills involving fires or explosion hazards, call 911.


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.