You’ve probably seen Seattle City Light crews out in your community, but you may not know much about the work that they are doing. Seattle City Light’s construction website now allows customers to search specific locations and find nearby construction projects by address, neighborhood and ZIP code.
Customers can now search by address, neighborhood and ZIP code to find nearby Seattle City Light construction projects.
Utility construction projects frequently take place around City Light’s service territory. These repairs and electrical infrastructure upgrades are integral to providing safe, reliable electricity for City Light customers. The new search feature is designed to help customers identify utility construction projects in their community.
Learn more about this feature by visiting Seattle City Light’s At Work in Your Neighborhood website at www.seattle.gov/light/atwork.
The new web application will streamline the submittal process for customers.
Seattle City Light is launching a new Electrical Service Request Application website. The new web-based system will allow for electronic processing of the more than 6,000 electrical service requests that are submitted to the utility each year.
The website will help users easily navigate through the online application for requesting new or upgraded electric services. Additional instructions and resources will also be provided on the website to assist customers with the application. The new website will allow for faster processing times and instant online communication with City Light’s Customer Care division. Commercial customers will still need to submit paper drawings with their application.
To access the online electrical service request application, visit www.seattle.gov/light/electricservice/application.asp
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.
The City of Seattle recently launched its redesigned website, http://www.seattle.gov/, to better connect the public with their government.
“Seattle.gov should reflect the City’s vibrant and innovative spirit,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “Thanks to the hard work of our Department of Information Technology’s Citywide Web team, the updated site makes it easier for the public and businesses to access services, find information, and participate in critical conversations with City government.”
The new website is based on a mobile-friendly design approach and a desire to help visitors find information easily. The new website strives to be user-centric, organizing content primarily by City services instead of City departments.
“The new Seattle.gov makes it easier to access city information any time, especially from the mobile devices increasingly used to request city services,” said Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller. “Using modern tools and technology to connect the public with their government is critical to the civic health of Seattle and we look forward to evolving the new website, adding content and new features that increase user engagement on a regular basis.”
City staff is designing and building the new Seattle.gov over a three-year period, with all City pages updated in phased releases. The initial launch release includes the following:
- New format and layout on:
- Debut of a new News.Seattle.gov service: a one-stop-site of news generated by City departments and elected officials
- New global headers and footers throughout the site
- Responsive mobile navigation
The design of the entire City website will be completed in 2018.