Lake Whatcom Reservoir Programs and Projects

The City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District jointly manage the reservoir. The City Council adopted Legacies and Strategic Commitments include safe, clean drinking water as a top priority.

Lake Whatcom Management Program (LWMP)
Joint agency efforts to protect the lake

Aquatic Invasive Species Program
Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species to and from Whatcom County waters

Filter – Clogging Algae Mitigation Evaluation
Evaluation of alternatives to reduce algae clogging the filters at the City’s water treatment plant

Property Acquisition Program
Efforts to purchase and preserve land

Homeowner Incentive Program
Reimbursement incentives for watershed residents

Stormwater Projects
Lake Whatcom Capital Improvement Projects

More Information

Please contact the Natural Resources Division of the Public Works Department if you would like more information about Lake Whatcom and our programs.