The City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District jointly manage the reservoir. The City Council adopted Legacies and Strategic Commitments include safe, clean drinking water as a top priority.
Management Program (LWMP)
Joint agency efforts to protect the lake
LWMP Aquatic Invasive Species Program
A comprehensive program designed to guide aquatic invasive species prevention, monitoring, and response efforts in the Lake Whatcom Watershed.
Filter -Clogging Algae Mitigation Evaluation
Evaluation of alternatives to reduce algae clogging the filters at the City's water treatment plant
Efforts to purchase and preserve land
Silver Beach Creek Pilot
Discovering successful strategies to reduce phosphorus
Residential Stormwater Retrofit Program
Reducing stormwater flows and increasing infiltration. Project completed June 30, 2011.
Reimbursement incentives for watershed residents
Lake Whatcom Capital Improvement Projects
Please contact the Environmental Resources Division of the Public Works Department if you would like more information about Lake Whatcom and our programs.