Water quality

Ecology is responsible for keeping Washington waters clean and helping polluted waters recover.
Ecology is responsible for keeping Washington waters clean and helping polluted waters recover.

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Draft permit outlines path to a healthier Puget Sound
We are continuing our work with Puget Sound communities to reduce the amount of nutrients flowing through wastewater treatment plants and into Puget Sound.
Comment on cruise ship agreement amendments
Seeking comments on proposed amendments to Washington's cruise ship environmental agreement.
Ecology extends public comment period for draft net pen guidance
We have extended the deadline for the public to comment on draft state guidance for commercial marine net pens to Aug. 5, 2021.
Give your septic system the attention it deserves
It's SepticSmart Week! This week is an annual reminder to make sure your septic system is functioning properly and to take action to maintain and/or fix it.
Investing in cleaner water by the millions (of dollars)
We fund hundreds of water quality projects each year — look back at recent projects to learn more about what is possible with clean water grants and loans.
Headed to a lake or river today? Look out for blooming harmful algae!
Once again, it is time to keep an eye out for harmful algae (cyanobacteria) blooms in Washington lakes and rivers. As the weather heats up, these blooms can happen, especially in late summer and fall.
Headed to the beach? Check for poop before you stick in your feet!
Check our safe swimming map for beach advisories and closures. Help us keep poop off the beach.
What you need to know about dust storms in Washington
Dust storms can occur in Central and Eastern Washington every spring through fall. Here are some quick tips to help keep you safe.
Gathering the science
We recently installed eight river monitors to help us detect where pollution affecting Puget Sound comes from.
There's a new sign for a healthier Puget Sound
Free signs are available to help protect Puget Sound.