Bellingham places a high value on protecting storm and surface water, which ultimately flow into nearby streams, lakes, and Bellingham Bay, picking up pollutants in their path. Pollution sources can be direct or indirect, often coming from improper disposal or outdoor storage practices. Metals, pesticides, and other pollutants have been found in our local waterways, some at levels exceeding EPA standards for the protection of human and aquatic life.
To address this issue, the City provides technical assistance and stormwater facility inspections to help your business reduce pollution and comply with regulations. To request a free spill kit and/or technical assistance visit, contact your local specialist at BPPA@cob.org, (360) 778-7740, or by completing the form below.
The resources below can get you started on your search for pollution prevention solutions.
Public Works Contacts
Free spill kits for businesses
Connect with Safer Choices – US EPA
What You Can Do for Clean Water
City of Bellingham Solid Waste Division