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The scoop on monitoring for marine beach poop

View our safe swimming map for summer beach advisories and closures. Help us keep poop off the beach.

Collaborating for cleaner water: The next step for the Spokane River

Learn more about the work being done in the Spokane River to remove PCBs and improve water quality. 

Changing weather, changing water – it's time to look out for harmful algal blooms

It’s time to watch for harmful algal blooms! The only way to know for sure if toxins are present is through laboratory testing. Read on to learn more.

Behind the scenes at the Nuclear Waste Program

We are spotlighting the team that oversees cleanup of the most contaminated nuclear site in the country.

From forklifts to catch basins, protecting water quality at industrial sites

We regulate stormwater at nearly 1,200 industrial facilities across Washington through the Industrial Stormwater General Permit. 

Actualización del proyecto de Área de Gestión de Aguas Subterráneas

El agua que sale de su grifo debe ser potable y apta para cocinar. Por desgracia, esto no es así para algunos usuarios de pozos privados del valle bajo de Yakima.

Getting clean drinking water to the Lower Yakima Valley

We're partnering with local and state agencies to reduce nitrate contamination in the Lower Yakima Valley. Here's what you need to know if your well is impacted.

Environmental justice with boots on the ground

When I joined a Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) environmental justice crew in October 2023, I knew what environmental justice was but I didn’t know what it looked like in practice. 

Air Quality Awareness Week: Knowing your air

May 6-10 2024 is Air Quality Awareness Week and May is national Clean Air Month, a great time to think about and learn how to improve air quality. 

Is there a connection between old concrete and water quality?

New Ecology study to identify possible pollution that might be coming from concrete rubble.
 

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