Post Point Community Workshop May 23

Planning begins for resource recovery at City's wastewater treatment plant

May 15, 2017 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

The City of Bellingham is in early stages of planning for future improvements at the wastewater treatment plant at Post Point in Fairhaven. These improvements are needed because equipment is aging, expensive to repair, and incinerates – rather than recovers – reusable resources.

Through this improvement project, the City will construct new facilities at Post Point to capture and reuse valuable resources from Bellingham's wastewater. Input from community members is vital to guide important decisions throughout project planning and design.

For that reason, the City's Public Works Department, which is leading the project, will host a community workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 in the Commons at Fairhaven Middle School. The school is located at 110 Parkridge Road in Bellingham.

Project Manager Robert Johnson will provide an overview of the project at 7 p.m. and will be available to respond to questions such as: 

  • The project and its project schedule;
  • Technologies and alternatives being considered;
  • The evaluation process and criteria; and
  • Next steps – and ways to stay engaged.

The goal of this plant improvement project is provide sustainable, cost-effective wastewater treatment for the next 20 years and beyond. The City Council Legacies and Strategic Commitments are key touchstones for this project.

For more information on the project, please contact Robert Johnson, plant manager, at (360) 778-7735 or via  For additional details on the May 23 workshop, please contact Amy Cloud, Public Works Communications and Outreach, at (360) 778-7912 or

Media Contact

​Robert Johnson, project manager
Public Works - Plants
(360) 778-7735

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