National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Phase II Permit
The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued Whatcom County the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit. This permit regulates discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewers, and is part of the National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) and State Waste Discharge General Permit.
Whatcom County is required to implement various stormwater management strategies to comply with this State permit. This program was formerly led by Public Works-Stormwater and is now managed in the Public Works-Special Projects Division.
To learn more about Whatcom County's NPDES Phase II Permit and the regulated areas, please go to: www.npdes.whatcomcounty.org