World Water Day
The United Nations’ International World Water Day highlights the
importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater
resources. The City of Bellingham honors World Water Day each March with
informational activities and displays that foster a better understanding of
local and global water quality and conservation issues. The event begins
with the annual Walk for Water, a 2.3 mile walk that symbolizes the distance
women and children across the world frequently travel to collect water for
Whatcom Water Weeks
This annual event celebrates the importance of our water resources
through a multitude of activities that share information, inspire
stewardship, and foster community. Held each September, Whatcom Water
Weeks are coordinated by the Whatcom Watersheds Information Network
(WWIN) and partially sponsored by the City of Bellingham.
The City of Bellingham promotes proper dog waste disposal at two pet
events: the Dog Days of Summer sponsored by the Whatcom Humane Society,
and the Paws and Claws Expo sponsored by the Alternative Humane Society.
Information and activities encourage disposing of dog waste in the
trash, for the health of our children and our waterways. Remember: scoop
it, bag it, trash it!
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours
Tours of the Water Treatment Plant and the Wastewater Treatment Plant
are available free of charge to interested groups by request. Go behind
the scenes with City staff at Whatcom Falls Park to see the process of
cleaning our drinking water from Lake Whatcom. Visit Post Point to
discover how we treat our dirty wastewater before discharging it into
City staff are available to attend neighborhood meetings to speak with
residents about issues of interest or concern. Please contact the Public
Works Department for more information.