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Andrew Lee, GM/CEO
Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee, PE, PMP, PgMP

General Manager/Chief Executive Officer
Seattle Public Utilities

Andrew Lee has worked for Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) for over 12 years and is currently the SPU General Manager / Chief Executive Officer (GM/CEO). Andrew has spent his entire 24-year career working on water, wastewater, and stormwater issues, with 18 of those years in local government for Seattle, San Francisco, and Bellevue.

Andrew is regionally and nationally recognized for his expertise in water/wastewater regulations, smart water technology, and asset management. He is committed to delivering high quality utility services, maintaining affordable rates, and partnering with and serving the community with a focus on environmental justice. He is also passionate about developing high performance organizations through an emphasis on shared leadership, employee engagement, continuous improvement and diversity/equity/inclusion.

Andrew has a bachelor’s and master’s degree, both from Stanford University.

Seattle Public Utilities fosters healthy people, environment, and economy by partnering with our community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations.

Each year, we work to:

  • Deliver 40+ billion gallons of drinking water
  • Maintain 1,200+ miles of sewer pipes and 1,000+ miles of drainage ditches and pipes
  • Coordinate 22+ million pickups of household garbage, recycling, and compost
  • Remove 5+ million pounds of garbage and litter from public areas
  • Offer 50+ customer programs to engage with you and our communities
  • And so much more!

The Engineering Records Vault is an archive of City infrastructure information located in the Seattle Municipal Tower. If you are visiting the Records Vault for the first time, you will need to create a user account in our office so our staff can provide you with digital images.

The vault includes engineering quarter section maps (GIS computer-generated and older mylar), aerial topography maps, sewerage and drainage topography maps, basemaps, and various City maps, including the 1:400 scale maps and the Vault Plan Index (VPI) original mylar.

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Seattle contracts with Recology, Inc. and Waste Management of Washington, Inc. for garbage, recycling, and food and yard waste collection services. The City also has contracts with different companies to process solid waste and for the transportation and disposal of the City's solid waste in Oregon.

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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.