Reporting Pollution and Spills

If you identify a spill or activity that is causing pollution, please contact:

Whatcom County Public Works: 360-778-6230 (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If it is after work hours, and NOT an emergency, please leave a voicemail. If this is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Activities to report that are discharging onto the roadway, storm drain, ditch, or water body:

  • Car washing
  • Pressure washing
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Paint chipping, sanding or pressure washing
  • Cleaning of painting material
  • Hazardous material spills
  • Over watering a lawn, allowing water to flow into the street and storm drain
  • Car leaks
  • Pet waste complaints
  • Improper storage of oil, pesticides, dirt, fertilizer, and other materials
  • Erosion of dirt or landscaping materials to a storm drain or water body
  • Dumping grass or other yard waste on public property or right of ways
  • Over use of fertilizers
  • Storm drains that are not working properly