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County passes plan to tackle well of water woes

County passes plan to tackle well of water woes

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Whatcom County Council decided that now is the time to get serious about tackling Whatcom County’s water woes.

At their meeting last night, the council unanimously approved Chair Carl Weimer’s rekindling of a pre-recession priority list in the form of a Water Action Plan.

During the public comment period, some voiced concern that the plan did not address the root cause of the county’s water rights issues.

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The council passed the plan in hopes of being able to provide funding for it when they start writing the 2015-2016 budget later this year.

That’s when they would be able to come up with the cash to start tackling issues like reducing the phosphorus levels in Lake Whatcom, shellfish contamination and permit-exempt wells.

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