Clean Water

Proposed Change to the Clean Water Program Funding Structure

Skagit County’s Clean Water Program (CWP) originated from the Clean Water Shellfish Protection District created in 1995, which was originally designed to reduce bacterial pollution in Samish Bay and improve the quality of local shellfish beds. The County established the Clean Water Program in 2005 and authorized the collection of special assessments “to improve water quality and fish habitat essential for salmon recovery, shellfish protection, and other beneficial uses of the surface waters of Skagit County. [Memo]

Public Hearing Schedules:

November 16th at 11:00am, To receive comments on the proposed Ordinance Amending Chapter 6.68 Skagit County Code.

November 24th at 9:30am, To receive comments on the Resolution proposing changes to the CWP rate structure.


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The Clean Water Program
The goal of the Clean Water Program is to address and deal with non-point pollution and to enhance Skagit County's water quality. It consists of a myriad of activities directed at educating the public, controlling storm water pollution, developing water quality monitoring plans, and restoring habitats among many other goals. Learn more about the history of the Clean Water Program.

The Clean Samish Initiative
Samish Basin fecal coliform pollution issues have attracted regional attention and are now the focus of the Clean Samish Initiative. (more information)

Plan on digging or harvesting shellfish in the Samish Bay?
Check the fecal coliform safety status here.

Recent Fecal Coliform Results in Skagit County

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Fish Passage Projects in Skagit County

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Related: Drainage Utility Projects

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Report a Clean Water Issue
To report water pollution concerns in unincorporated Skagit County, call (360) 416-1400.

For after hours response contact one of the additional spill response numbers listed below:
Washington Department of Ecology NW Regional Office:
National Response Center: 1-800-424-8802
Washington Emergency Management Division,
1-800-OILS-911 or 1-800-258-5900

For emergency situations that include hazardous waste spills, spills of raw sewage, gasoline, or other hazardous materials, DIAL 911.


Programs and Information
Water Quality Monitoring
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