Lake Whatcom Stormwater 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