Established in 2008, the Whatcom Water Alliance (WWA) is a regional water conservation group comprised of municipalities and public water utilities in Whatcom County, Washington who recognize that regular coordination, collaboration and communication can holistically improve management of local and regional water resources. Partnering with other water systems is viewed as a cost-effective way to develop and implement public education programs while sharing operational information and expertise.
WWA partners share a common responsibility for providing clean drinking water which is safe for human consumption.
The goals of the WWA are to
Improve coordination, collaboration and communication among public water utilities in Whatcom County to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness in delivering retail water services.
Develop and promote common water conservation programs to enhance the effectiveness of public outreach campaigns in reaching the broadest possible audience.
Alliance members include the cities of Bellingham, Blaine, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden and Sumas, as well as Birch Bay Water and Sewer District, Evergreen Water District, Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District, Point Roberts Water District, Columbia Valley Water District, Whatcom County Water District #2, #7 and #15. Partners include Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County.
All members must comply with the Washington State Municipal Water Law (MLW) and Water Use Efficiency (WUE) Rule, as required under Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 246-290.