County Crews Clean Stormwater Pipes

posted Oct 17, 2011, 9:26 AM by Ingrid Enschede
Cleaning a stormwater catch basin.
Whatcom County Public Works Maintenance and Operations staff used a vactor truck to clean catch basins and stormwater pipes along Birch Bay Drive October 5th - 10th.  Cleaning occurred north of Lora Lane and was completed at the request of BBWARM as a preventative measure before winter storms.  Cleaning catch basins and stormwater pipes leading to Birch Bay also removes accumulated sediment and pollutants before they reach the bay.