Report Pollution and Spills

If you identify a spill or activity that is causing pollution, please fill out the online form below or give us a call. The online form, phone line, and email address listed below are monitored Monday through Friday from 8am - 4pm, excluding holidays. If this is an emergency, call 911 immediately. 

  • Online reporting form: www.whatcomcounty.us/contactpublicworks
    • Select “Water Quality - pollution and spills” from the drop-down menu and complete the rest of the form.
  • Phone number: (360) 778-6230 
  • Email: WaterResources@co.whatcom.wa.us

Activities to report that are discharging onto the roadway, storm drain, ditch, or water body:

  • Car washing
  • Pressure washing
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Paint chipping, sanding or pressure washing
  • Cleaning of painting material
  • Hazardous material spills
  • Over watering a lawn, allowing water to flow into the street and storm drain
  • Car leaks
  • Pet waste complaints
  • Improper storage of oil, pesticides, dirt, fertilizer, and other materials
  • Erosion of dirt or landscaping materials to a storm drain or water body
  • Dumping grass or other yard waste on public property or right of ways
  • Over use of fertilizers
  • Storm drains that are not working properly