Information for General Public & Business

Yard Care

The choices you make while caring for your yard can impact stormwater. Learn techniques to reduce the amount of water coming from your yard and improve the quality of that water.

Pet Waste

There are approximately 37,000 dogs in Whatcom County. Those dogs produce 27,750 lbs of dog waste which contains 125,874,000,000,000 fecal coli form bacteria.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Help to ensure the ways in which you care for your vehicle are not impacting fish and other wildlife downstream.

Cleaning Supplies

Using natural cleaning products can have a positive effect not only what enters the water, but what enters our bodies.

Septic Systems

The City is responsible for the sanitary sewer utility system; however there are remaining septic systems within the City limits. Proper maintenance of those systems is key to keeping our water clean.

Disposal/Recycling Information

Dispose of hazardous materials properly and recycle items to keep them out of our water.

Homeowners’ Associations/Property Owners

Stormwater Ponds

Low Impact Development



Free on-site technical assistance to control and prevent toxic pollution sources in Ferndale through the Whatcom County Health Department Local Source Control Program.

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