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Stormwater

Stormwater

Rain becomes stormwater when it travels over our yards, roads and sidewalks. Stormwater flows to storm drains and ditches, which empty directly into our lakes, streams and Bellingham Bay often without treatment. When stormwater picks up fertilizer, pesticides, oil, soap, and bacteria from pet waste, water become polluted. Stormwater is managed to ensure the health and safety of our citizens and wildlife.

Car CareReduce Pollution
Ways to keep our waterways safe and healthy

Storm DrainStormwater Management Program
Compliance with the City’s mandated, national stormwater permit

Source ControlPollution Prevention for Businesses
Working with local businesses to reduce pollution

Stormwater ProjectStormwater Projects
Reducing stormwater pollution to our streams, lakes and bay

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