Common Water Quality Problems

Hazardous Waste Spills
To report a hazardous waste spill, call the Washington Department of Ecology 24-hour Emergency Response Center at 425-649-7000. You can call this number for any problem that requires immediate attention. 

Water Quality Complaint Program
To report a non-hazardous water pollution problem, call the Snohomish County Water Quality Assistance Line at 425-388-6481. 

Drainage & New Development
If you suspect that muddy water is caused by upstream construction activities, call Snohomish County Planning and Development Services Department 425-388-3411.

Other Issues
Picture Issue
Algae Bacteria Bloom
Algae and Bacteria Blooms

Animal Carcasses
Business Hazardous Wastes
Business Hazardous Waste
Chemical Spills
Chemical Spills
Yard Waste In Streams
Dumping Yard Waste in Streams
Erosion and Turbidity
Erosion and Turbidity
Failed Septic System
Failed Septic Systems
Farm Animal Manure
Farm Animal Manure
Fill
Fill
Foam
Foam
Household Hazardous Wastes
Household Hazardous Waste
Iron Sulfur Bacteria
Iron and Sulphur Bacteria
Paint
Paint
Petroleum and Oil
Petroleum and Oil
Solid Waste
Solid Waste
Spills During Flooding
Spills During Flooding
Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
Water Line Leaks
Water Line Leaks