Who to call...
 
 

Where to Go for Help
... Resources for Taking the Next Steps

While you can directly act on most of the suggestions offered in this guide, you may wish additional information or more detailed advice. The following resources are designed to help you get the assistance you need. Armed with these resources and the information contained in the SoundBook, you will be prepared to help preserve and enhance the Puget Sound and its watershed. Take the plunge, you'll be glad you did!

Puget Sound Water Quality Directory
• Perhaps the most comprehensive listing of resource people and agencies, this 70 page publication is available from the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority at 1-800-54SOUND.

Recycling
• Washington Department of Ecology 1-800-RECYCLE

Household Hazardous Waste
• Department of Ecology Household Hazardous Waste Hotline 1-800-RECYCLE
• Metro Toxicant/Household Hazardous Waste Program (206) 684-1280
• City of Tacoma Waste Program 591-5543
• Poison Control Center (206) 526-2121 or in King County: 1-800-732-6985
• County Resources (all (206) area codes):
Clallam - Clallam County Environmental Health Division 452-7831 ext 323
Island - Island County Health Department 629-4522
Jefferson - Jefferson County Health Department 385-0722
King - Hazards Line 296-4692
Kitsap - Bremerton-Kitsap County Health District 478-5285
Mason - Mason County Environmental Health Division 427-9670 ext 358
Pierce - Pierce County Health Department 593-4050
San Juan - San Juan County Health Department 378-4474
Skagit - Skagit Public Works Department 336-9400
Snohomish - Snohomish County Solid Waste 388-3425
Thurston - City of Olympia Environmental Health Division 786-5485
Whatcom - Bellingham Public Works Department 676-6724

Water Uses/Abuses
• Public Drinking Water Supplies and Public Health:
• Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-521-0327
• Washington Department of Social and Health Services
464-7671 -Pierce/San Juan/Whatcom Counties
464-7672 -Island/Skagit/Snohomish/King Counties
753-0212 -Thurston County
753-2452 -Mason/Kitsap/Jefferson/Clallam Counties
• To report possible contaminants: Water Quality Trouble Call Line (206) 684-1231

Waste Water
• Sewage treatment plant considerations:
Call local plant directly
• Septics:
Local health departments or
Washington Department of Social and Health Services (206) 753-3764

Landscape Considerations
• Washington Native Plant Society (206) 363-0783
• WSU Cooperative Extension education centers located in each county or call (206) 296-3900
• Seattle Tilth Association (206) 633-0451

Erosion Control
• WSU Cooperative Extension (206) 296-3900
• U.S. Soil Conservation Service 1-800-THE-SOIL
• Local Conservation Districts - call (206) 459-6226 for listings
• Adopt A Beach (206) 624-6013

Boating
• Sewage: Washington State Parks Boater Environmental Education Program (206) 586-2283
• Oil: Department of Ecology Hotline 1-800-RECYCLE
• Hazardous Waste: Department of Ecology Hazardous Waste Hotline 1-800-633-7585

Wetlands
• Washington Department of Ecology (206) 459-6790
• Washington Department of Wildlife (206) 753-5707
• Washington Department of Fisheries (206) 753-6600
• Washington Department of Natural Resources (206) 753-5327

Environmental Emergencies
• Oil or Hazardous Materials Spills:
U.S. Coast Guard (206) 286-5540
National Response Center 1-800-424-8802
Washington Department of Ecology (206) 753-2353
• For Fish Damage or Kills: o Washington Department of Fisheries (206) 753-2908
• Marine Mammal Strandings: (206) 526-6110

General
• Puget Sound Water Quality Authority 1-800-54SOUND
• Washington Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services (206) 543-6600
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency public infonnation center (206) 553-4973
• WSU Cooperative Extension education centers located in each county or call the
Water Quality Coordinator (206) 840-4556
• Hood Canal Coordinating Council (206) 692-9815

Meet Your Puget Sound Neighbors