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Posted on: August 22, 2018

It's National Water Quality Month!

Did you know that August is National Water Quality Month? Providing clean, fresh drinking water has been our top commitment to the community for the past 70 years. With issues of water quality an increasingly common story in the media, we believe it&r...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Ryika Hooshangi appointed to the District's Board of Commissioners

On July 3, Ryika Hooshangi took the oath of office for Position #2 of the Sammamish Plateau Water's Board of Commissioners. Ryika was appointed by the Board in late June to fill a vacancy until the next general election in November 2019. She has a bachelo...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

General and facility charges public hearing - July 16

The Sammamish Plateau Water Board of Commissioners will be conducting a public hearing to consider revisions to water and sewer General Facility Charges (GFCs) and Local Facility Charges (LFCs). 

Monday, July 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available

The 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available online in the Document Archive Center and will be arriving by mail to District customers within the next several days. Some of the information in this annual report is required by the U.S. Env...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Become a Sammamish Plateau Water Commissioner!

Sammamish Plateau Water is seeking qualified applicants for an appointment to fill the vacant Position #2 on the District’s Board of Commissioners. This is a dynamic position that involves solid working relationships and interaction with regulat...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

It’s National Groundwater Awareness Week!

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It's National Groundwater Awareness Week! This lighthearted animation from Quest Science tells the story of groundwater: where it is, where it comes from, and where it goes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNWAerr_xEE

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Don't feed the fatberg!

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We regularly remind our customers not to pour fats, oils and grease down the drain, and not to throw sanitary wipes down the toilet.  The label may say "flushable" or "biodegradable" but this is generally not the case. &nb...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Free Cascade Gardener Class - February 22

We are hosting a FREE Cascade Gardener class, "The Top 10 Eco Gardening Hacks" on Thursday, February 22nd from 7-8:30pm at District offices located at 1510 228th Avenue SE in Sammamish. Join Jessi Bloom, best-selling author, owner, and lead desi...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Bath time safety

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January is National Bath Safety Month, and we're just in the nick of time to bring you some helpful tips on keeping children safe in and around the bathtub:

Stay with them

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children 4 and under always have a...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Board begins the new year with oaths of office and election

This week, at the first Board of Commissioners’ meeting of 2018, Lloyd Warren and Tom Harman each took the oath of office for board positions 4 and 1 respectively. Lloyd and Tom were re-elected to their positions of the 5-member board in November’s electi...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

2018 Final budget and rate adjustments

On December 11, 2017 the Board of Commissioners adopted the 2018 Budget by Resolution #4752.  At the same meeting, the Board adopted water and wastewater rate adjustments for 2018 by Resolution #4753. You can review the final budget and public no...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Make your voice heard!

On November 7, 2016, the King County Council passed Ordinance No. 18403 that will result in significant cost increases for utilities. The Ordinance requires utilities, such as Sammamish Plateau Water, to pay a “right-of-way rental charge&rdq...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Cease the grease!

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It's Thanksgiving week, and a great time to remind you to help keep fat out of our sewers. When grease, fats, and oils are put down the sink, they stick to the insides of sewer pipes both on your property, and under the streets. This builds up over time a...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

We are holding a budget and rate hearing on December 4.

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The Board of Commissioners of Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to consider the adoption of the 2018 Budget and proposed water and sewer rate adjustments.  The meet...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Winterize your home plumbing

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Colder temperatures can lead to frozen pipes! Here is a checklist of things you can do to get your water pipes ready for winter.

  • Disconnect and drain all hoses and put them under cover in a shed or garage.  
  • Cover all hose bibs with outdoor foam fa...
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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Imagine a day without water

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Imagine a day without water. 

Imagine getting up, showering, brushing your teeth, having coffee, eating at restaurants, and visiting the doctor or a business that uses water in its activities – but imagine it all without water.

When our residents t...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Join us at the Disaster Preparedness Fair!

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Please join us at the Sammamish Disaster Preparedness Fair this Saturday, September 30 from 9 am - 3 pm at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Avenue SE.  We will show you how to locate your water master valve, turn off your water at the meter, and st...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Treating drinking water for emergency use

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During a major disaster such as a large earthquake, you may be out of water and sewer service for days or possibly weeks. It will take us some time to identify and repair any damage to our infrastructure.   We will do everything we can to restore...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

If you see something, say something!

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Our water and wastewater facilities are located in your neighborhoods.  You may see water tanks, well houses or lift station buildings near your homes.  Our buildings are marked with a sign with our logo that identifies the name of the f...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month!

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Hurricane Harvey is a grim reminder that it’s important to know what disasters could happen in our community and how to prepare for them. Emergencies can happen any time, and all Americans should be prepared for disasters that could affect them....

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Paint a fish!

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Join us at Sammamish Days and paint a fish!  We will be at Sammamish Commons on Saturday, August 19 from 10 am - 2 pm.  Please stop by and show us your artistic talents!

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

The heat is on....again!

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Summer is in full force, and once again, we are expected to experience extreme heat conditions. Here are some tips to help you get through the hot days ahead.

Stay hydrated - Drink 2-4 glasses of water per hour on very hot days, especially when you are act...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Save water and keep your lawn healthy!

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Did you know that overwatering can actually hurt your lawn?  Too much water on your lawn can attract diseases and fungi to your turf.   It also can wash nutrients out of your soil.  Watch this video from Cascade Water Alliance a...

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Save water and keep your lawn healthy! News and Events
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Join us at the Fourth on the Plateau!

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Wayne Drop and Commissioner Lloyd Warren want you to join us for an evening of fireworks and fun!  Stop by our booth at the Fourth on the Plateau on July 4  at the Sammamish Commons Plaza at City Hall, 801 228th Avenue SE in Sammamish fr...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Beat the heat

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It’s getting HOT out there!  Here are some tips to help you get through the hot summer days ahead.

Stay hydrated.  Drink 2-4 glasses of water per hour on very hot days, especially when you are active.  Have a glass of water with ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Find and fix irrigation leaks!

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The warmer weather is finally here, and many of you are turning on your lawn sprinkler systems to get your yard ready for those summer parties!  What is the most important thing you can do when starting up your system?

The answer:  Turn o...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

General and facility charges public hearing - July 10

Sammamish Plateau Water will be conducting a public hearing to consider revisions to water and sewer General Facility Charges (GFCs) and Local Facility Charges (LFCs). 

July 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Sammamish Plateau Water District Office

1510 228th Aven...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

It's Public Works Week!

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It’s National Public Works Week! This week is a celebration of the men and women in who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Public works provides, maintains, and improves the structures and se...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Come see us at Rig-A-Palooza this weekend!

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Come out tomorrow to Sammamish Commons Plaza at City Hall to see us at Rig-A-Palooza! Bring the kids to our booth between 10a-1p for some goodies and the chance to meet our CCTV sewer pipeline inspection crew and operate a camera mounted on a robotic craw...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Protecting this essential resource

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As Drinking Water Week comes to a close, we reaffirm our commitment to you to protect this life sustaining resource where it begins – in the ground, streams, lakes and aquifers. We maintain a commitment to be an active steward of the lands where...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Storing water for emergencies

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Drinking Water Week continues! Water is an essential element to survival, and there may not be a more important time to have safe drinking water than in the days following a disaster.

What can you do in advance to prepare?  The first step: &nb...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Caring for your pipes

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The health of your home’s pipes may not be in the front of your mind, but there are steps you can take now to prevent problems down the road. As a homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining the pipes within your home or out in your yard. The American ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Check and fix leaks

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Do your part this Drinking Water Week to conserve water inside and outside by checking for and fixing leaks around your home. One of the most common types of leaks, a leaking toilet, can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day! Properly caring for your pip...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

It's Drinking Water Week!

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It’s Drinking Water Week! Celebrate this week by getting to know and love your tap water! Tap water provides us with a low-cost way to stay hydrated, public health and fire protection, and nearly every product we use every day. Think about it…without tap ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Sharing innovative GIS solutions

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This afternoon, the District hosted a meeting of the Northwest Water GIS User Group. This half-day event gave localwater professionals the chance to learn how organizations can utilize the useof geographic information system (GIS) in their water, wastewat...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

World Water Day

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In households, farms or factories, the principle is the same: stop putting oils and chemicals down the drain. With fewer pollutants entering the system, we help protect the environment and our water resources. #WorldWaterDay  www.worldwaterday.or...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Leak detectives wanted for Fix a Leak Week!

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The average American home may waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks. These leaks can significantly raise a homeowner’s water and wastewater bills and waste our limited water ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Learn about dry shade gardening this week!

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You wouldn’t know it by looking outside this morning, but Spring is just around the corner! Come by our headquarters this Thursday night from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for a FREE gardening class to help you garden under cedar and fir trees and cope with the roots of...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Learn about edible landscapes this week!

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Come by our headquarters this Thursday night from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for a FREE gardening class to help you have beautiful, healthy landscapes while using water efficiently. In this week’s class, “Edible Landscapes for the Homeowner,” best-selling author, own...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Be wise - winterize!

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Keep your pipes from freezing this winter!  Here is a checklist of what to do:

Disconnect and drain all hoses and put them under cover in a shed or garage.  Cover all hose bibs with outdoor foam faucet covers or use towels or rags for ins...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Let's keep our sewers fat free!

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Cooking certain foods such as turkeys or other meats can release fats, oils and grease, also known as FOG. Sources of FOG include waste cooking oil, meat scraps and bones, gravies, oils, shortening and butter. The FOG collects and hardens over time and ha...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Join us at the 11th Annual Sammamish Disaster Preparedness Fair on October 15!

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Are you prepared for a disaster? Recent events such as Hurricane Matthew back east have shown the need to be prepared to ride out any emergency that might occur. With the winter storm season approaching and earthquakes always a possibility in our region...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Learn to be water smart year 'round!

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Grow great plants, conserve water and protect our watershed!

Join Seattle Tilth from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 for a free, hands-on workshop all about getting “water smart” in your yard and garden, from soaker hoses and drip irrigation to rain gardens a...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Do your part, be water smart. Learn more at Sustainable Sammamish Farmers Market: 9/12/2016

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Learn how you can use water wisely when you stop by Sammamish Plateau Water's booth at the Sustainable Sammamish Farmers Market Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 4-8 p.m. Staff will also be giving away conservation items, like efficient shower heads.

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Crews respond to damaged service line on 211th Place NE : 9/07/2016

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As of 2:30 p.m. — Sammamish Plateau Water crews fully restored water to about 22 customers after fixing a damaged water line on 211th Place Northeast Wednesday morning. Customers off of Northeast Inglewood Hill Road were without water after a contractor ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Paint fish with us at Sammamish Days: 8/17/2016

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At Sammamish Days, Sammamish Plateau Water will bring the art supplies so all you’ll need to worry about is having fun painting fish.

No need to worry: No fish will be harmed for this art project. It’s simply a colorful craft that you can take home a...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

District crews to assess leaky fire hydrant in Trossachs neighborhood: 8/04/2016

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As of 4:30 p.m. — Water was fully restored to customers in the Trossachs neighborhood by 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Sammamish Plateau Water crews identified a broken bolt on a water valve that caused a fire hydrant in the 26800 block of SE ...Read on...

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