YOU Qualify FOR
Properties with large impervious areas such as roofs, driveways, and patios have a special role to play in protecting water quality. Rain water flows off these surfaces, carrying pollutants to nearby ditches, drains, and water bodies. Installing a water quality improvement project can reduce these impacts, improving your property while also protecting Lake Whatcom.
To get started, learn more about the projects you qualify for by downloading the resources below then follow the instructions to sign up for HIP.
Questions about HIP? Watch a ten minute video about Lake Whatcom water quality, HIP project options, and an overview of the HIP process.
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Sign up FOR HIP
Sign up today and HIP staff will reach out to share information about the program and how to schedule a site visit. The first site visit not only functions to inform you about the details of the HIP but – more importantly – it helps us understand your unique vision of the future use and appearance of your property. Starting with and building on your feedback, we will recommend various types of HIP-eligible projects that are expected to work well on your specific lot. Projects we suggest will be hand-selected to ensure that they will be feasible to construct, maximize your available budget, and enhance your property’s distinct character and use–all based on the preferences and vision you share with HIP staff during the site visit.