Storm and Surface Water Utility

​Bellingham receives 36 inches of rainfall annually. Rain hitting the ground becomes storm and surface water that travels over our roads and sidewalks eventually ending up in our lakes, streams and Bellingham Bay. To ensure the health and safety of our citizens and wildlife, this water is managed. The Storm and Surface Water Utility funds improvements and maintenance of the stormwater system in Bellingham.

​​Stormwater Video

In this informational video, learn why and how the Public Works Department takes care of stormwater ​before it reaches our City’s waterways.​​​

More Information

Questions, problems, and emergencies with the drainage system should be reported to the Operations Division at the Public Works Department.

Resources

We are adjusting some City operations due to the current COVID-19 surge, prioritizing essential services and the safety of employees and the public.