Everyone wants clean water to support healthy drinking water, safe recreational uses, quality water for irrigation and livestock, healthy fish, and shellfish that are safe to consume.
Fecal Coliform Bacteria
Currently, many creeks in Whatcom County do not meet water quality standards for fecal coliform bacteria. Fecal coliform bacteria are found in the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals and when found in creeks are an indicator of human or animal waste in the water. The higher the bacteria level, the greater the public health risk to people drinking, wading, fishing, or consuming shellfish.
Pollution Identification & Correction (PIC) Program
The Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) Program has been created to help implement community solutions to clean water.