Lakes in Whatcom County are generally healthy to recreate or swim in. We do not regularly monitor freshwater lakes, but we do respond to questions or concerns by collecting and testing water samples.
If you operate a pool, hot tub, or float tank in Whatcom County, you’ll need to follow the Washington State rules for water recreation facilities and have a current annual operating permit issued by us.
We work to make sure Whatcom County students in public and private schools from kindergarten to 12th grade have a safe and healthy environment for learning.
Let us explain state and local regulations that prohibit smoking and vaping in public places and places of employment in Whatcom County.