Three Water Agencies in California and Washington Pursue Greenhouse Gas Free Water webinar archive
Seattle Public Utilities provides a reliable drinking water supply to 1.3 million people in the Seattle metropolitan area and provides essential sewer, drainage and solid waste services to City of Seattle customers. Seattle Public Utilities is focusing on climate adaptation and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation as a response to the climate change problem. In order to mitigate greenhouse gases, the Seattle Public Utility joined The Climate Registry to verify their 2009 GHG inventory. This allowed the utility to begin developing strategies to reduce their GHG emissions. Seattle Public Utility has been leading the water utility sector with information regarding implications of climate change. Recently the utility developed a map of Seattle showing areas that might be below sea level during high tide in 2050 under different sea level rise and extreme tide scenarios.
Seattle Public Utilities and the Environment website