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Seattle Public Utilities now provides emergency customer service in 15 languages

January 5th, 2011 · Comments

Seattle Public Utilities emergency services line used to allow callers to report problems such as flooding or sewer backups only in English. But, SPU just added translation services for 14 languages.

If you call SPU’S Operations Response Center at 206-386-1800 to report flooding on your street or your sewer backing up, you can get translation assistance in the top 14 languages spoken in Seattle: Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, Tagalog, Korean, Cambodian, Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Laotian, Thai, and Russian.

That customer service line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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