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Stormwater Division


NPDES Phase ll

Birch Bay

Lake Samish Basin

Comp. Stormwater Plan

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Comp. Stormwater Plan

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Mission  Nooksack River

Whatcom County Public Works-Stormwater works to protect water resources, improve water quality, and reduce impacts from stormwater runoff in the unincorporated areas of our county.  We implement stormwater programs and build capital improvement projects in target watersheds. Stormwater also takes the lead in compliance of requirements for the County’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II permit.   

Program areas and target watersheds:

What We Do Every Day

Stormwater staff develop plans, implement work programs, manage studies, provide support to citizen committees, lead and participate on multi-agency teams, and create informational materials on water issues in the County.

We also work with other County staff from Health, Public Works, Planning and Development Services, and Cooperative Extension to ensure an integrated approach to water issues throughout the County.

The Comprehensive Water Resources Plan for Whatcom County is provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.



Whatcom County Public Works-Stormwater
322 N. Commercial Street, Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225
Telephone: (360) 715-7450