Lake Whatcom Water & Sewer Announces Level 2 Sewer Overflow

On Thursday, July 20, 2023, Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District (LWWSD) gave notice that a level 2 sewage overflow had occurred on Lake Louise Road. The issue was reported at 7:45 am and LWWSD had implemented flow diversion by 8:40 am. Inspection of the overflow confirmed that untreated wastewater reached ditches on both sides of Lake Louise Road, which flow to a drain located approximately 150 feet southeast of the manhole that flows to Beaver Creek. Once District staff have completed repairs, the area surrounding the overflow will be cleaned, followed by disinfection with application of a strong chlorine solution.

LWWSD has issued a LAKE DRAWN WATER public health alert for residents who draw their drinking water directly from Lake Whatcom on July 20, 2023.

Click HERE to read the full notice issued by LWWSD.