2650 Lake Louise Rd, Bellingham, WA 98229


The Sudden Valley Resort cleanup Site (Site) is located at 2650 Lake Louise Road, Bellingham, WA 98229. The property is part of the Sudden Valley residential and recreational community that was developed during the 1970s.

The Site is located on a property known as Area Z. Area Z is used for material storage, equipment maintenance, and an underground sewer lift station. The property is zoned Rural 5-Acres (R5A) and is near Beaver Creek.

A portion of the Site was used as a sewage lift station for the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District. During the expansion of the sewer lift station in 1999, petroleum contamination was discovered. The contamination was from leaking underground fuel storage tanks. Ecology conducted an initial investigation and concluded that gasoline and diesel contamination were present in soil and ground water.


In 2009, Ecology completed a Site Hazard Assessment (SHA) on the Site. The result was a ranking of “5” on a scale of 1 to 5, where “1” represents the highest risk and “5” represents the lowest risk. The SHA ranking estimates the potential threat to human health and the environment relative to other sites in Washington State.


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Map showing site location as Whatcom County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 47652753

Cleanup Site ID: 6154

Bellingham, Whatcom County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

John Guenther
Site Manager
(360) 255-4381

Nancy Lui
Public Involvement Coordinator

Document Repositories:

Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave SE
Bellevue, 98008-5452