Lake Whatcom Stormwater Projects

Grant Projects

  • Homeowner Incentive Program for Lake Whatcom Residents (HIP)
    Residents of the Silver Beach Creek watershed can receive assistance and materials cost reimbursement for completed projects that reduce runoff.
  • Residential Stormwater Retrofit Program
    Eligible homeowners in the Lake Whatcom watershed can receive free rain barrel systems to divert and reduce runoff
  • Stormwater University
    A compilation of stormwater education resources for municipalities, detention pond managers, industrial businesses and more. Resources include training videos, presentations, Best Management Practices fact sheets and check lists
  • Shared Street Sweeper
    A high-efficiency street sweeper was purchased to be shared by four NPDES Phase II permit holders: the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, the Port of Bellingham, and the City of Ferndale.

2010 Lake Whatcom Projects

  • Britton Pond Retrofit
    A treatment facility designed to remove phosphorus replaces a 1990 general stormwater treatment facility
  • Flynn Street Reforestation
    A roadside section undergoes transformation to better absorb water and high phosphorus concentrations
  • Lakeside Lane Phosphorus Filter Upgrade
    A new media system, including phosphorus-removing filters, has received conditional approval from the Department of Ecology as a best management practice (BMP).

Stormwater Facilities in the Lake Whatcom Watershed