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Water Supply Update – Voluntary Stage Issued

Following is the text from SPU's press release, issued Tuesday, August 11, 2015:  After unusually hot weather, the region's all-time driest May-July and in…

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Water Supply Update: Water Advisory in Place

July 27, 2015 - Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is activating the "advisory stage" of their Water Shortage Contingency Plan.   This is in response to historic…

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Updated Water Supply Outlook from SPU

July 8, 2015 - SPU (Northshore Utility's water supplier) has released an official statement changing our water supply outlook from "good" to "fair" for this…

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New Bill Gives You a Say in Who Provides Your Utility Service

Among strong team support, the bill's bi-partisan sponsors included Senator Maralyn Chase and Representative Dean Takko (pictured in image above with Governor…

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Water Supply and Rates NOT Affected by Drought Declaration

The declaration of statewide drought will not affect the water supply or rates for Seattle or Northshore Utility District customers.  Normal water supply is…

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Russell MacInnes, Our Dear Friend and Coworker

Many of you have followed Russell's story, first published in our newsletter in August 2013, and again September 2014. After 21 years of service as a utility…

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Possible Summer Water Shortage? SPU Data Helps Address Questions

Our historically low snowpack, coupled with Eastern Washington and California conditions, has provoked many questions about our long-term water supply.…

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FREE Sustainable Gardening Classes at Northshore Utility District

NUD is hosting another series of FREE gardening classes by the Savvy Gardener, inspiring new and experienced gardeners with practical advice on creating…

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New Rate Increases

Since the recession started in the late 2000s, through conservative fiscal policies and continuing to draw on reserves, the District has been able to absorb…

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No New Rate Increase for 2014

The District will fund this increased cost, as well as new Capital Improvement Projects, by maintaining our conservative fiscal practices and efficient…

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Water Supply Update – Voluntary Stage Issued

Following is the text from SPU's press release, issued Tuesday, August 11, 2015:  After unusually hot weather, the region's all-time driest May-July and in preparation of a potentially drier-than-normal fall, Everett, Seattle and Tacoma have moved to the second stage of their water shortage…

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Water Supply Update: Water Advisory in Place

July 27, 2015 - Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is activating the "advisory stage" of their Water Shortage Contingency Plan.   This is in response to historic low river levels, combined with record hot and dry weather that has significantly increased water demand. SPU supplies water to Northshore…

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Updated Water Supply Outlook from SPU

July 8, 2015 - SPU (Northshore Utility's water supplier) has released an official statement changing our water supply outlook from "good" to "fair" for this summer: “We still have adequate supply until fall rains return, thanks to careful planning,” SPU Director Ray Hoffman said.  But SPU's careful…

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New Bill Gives You a Say in Who Provides Your Utility Service

Among strong team support, the bill's bi-partisan sponsors included Senator Maralyn Chase and Representative Dean Takko (pictured in image above with Governor Jay Inslee). On May 6, 2015, Governor Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 5048 into law.  When this law goes into…

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Water Supply and Rates NOT Affected by Drought Declaration

The declaration of statewide drought will not affect the water supply or rates for Seattle or Northshore Utility District customers.  Normal water supply is expected for the Seattle water supply system this summer. Northshore Utility District purchases all of its water from Seattle Public Utilities…

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Russell MacInnes, Our Dear Friend and Coworker

Many of you have followed Russell's story, first published in our newsletter in August 2013, and again September 2014. After 21 years of service as a utility worker with the District, Russell was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. Everyone who had the privilege to know Russell remembers the pure joy he…

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Possible Summer Water Shortage? SPU Data Helps Address Questions

Our historically low snowpack, coupled with Eastern Washington and California conditions, has provoked many questions about our long-term water supply. Northshore's water is supplied through Seattle Public Utilities, who oversee the general management of the water supply.  SPU and other experts…

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FREE Sustainable Gardening Classes at Northshore Utility District

NUD is hosting another series of FREE gardening classes by the Savvy Gardener, inspiring new and experienced gardeners with practical advice on creating healthy, beautiful, sustainable landscapes that are good for you and good for the environment. All classes held at Northshore Utility District,…

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New Rate Increases

Since the recession started in the late 2000s, through conservative fiscal policies and continuing to draw on reserves, the District has been able to absorb some of the wholesale rate increases and inflationary impacts rather than pass them all along to our ratepayers.  For example, in 2014 SPU…

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No New Rate Increase for 2014

The District will fund this increased cost, as well as new Capital Improvement Projects, by maintaining our conservative fiscal practices and efficient operations. Click here for current rates:  Service Rates

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