Technical and Financial Assistance Available
There are a variety of options available to address problems, depending on the source of bacteria. Technical and financial resources are offered to landowners within focus areas to identify and fix bacteria sources on their property through voluntary efforts.
Technical and Financial Assistance for Agricultural Best Management Practices:
Whatcom Conservation District, 360.526.2381
The WCD provides technical assistance to farmers and landowners to minimize the impacts of livestock operations on soil and water resources. Financial assistance may be available for some conservation practices.
On-Site Sewage System Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Program:
Whatcom County Health Department, 360.778.6000
See more information on free homeowner training and certification workshops for OSS evaluation, operation and maintenance.
Septic System Maintenance Rebate Program:
Whatcom County Public Works, 360.778.6230
Qualifying homeowners are eligible to receive a rebate of up to $200 for septic system evaluation, pumping or equipment installation. The current rebate program is available to landowners in the North Lynden watershed.