Academy Road Stormwater Improvements

Project Overview
The Academy Road Stormwater Improvements Project is a joint Whatcom County and City of Bellingham project in the Academy sub-basin to reduce phosphorus loading and treat stormwater runoff from approximately 76 acres of residential area. The project includes a series of water quality treatment facilities including a Filterra and media filtration system with piping, catch basins, and pre-treatment vaults. This project implements a dual treatment system that removes a higher percentage of phosphorus compared to the standard system. The project is funded with local funds and grants from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Project Details
  • Jurisdictions: Whatcom County and City of Bellingham
  • Contractor: Razz Construction
  • Final Construction Cost: $747,385
  • Completion Date: September 2015
Project Area
The Academy Road Stormwater Improvements project is located in the Academy sub-basin of the Lake Whatcom Watershed.

Project Manager
Kirk Christensen, P.E.
Stormwater Manager
Whatcom County
Phone: (360) 778-6297





Resources
Pre-Construction
During Construction
During construction I
During construction II
Near completion