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HIP RESOURCE LIBRARY


Everything you need to plan, build, and maintain your HIP project is here, at your fingertips. Please view and download any of our materials for your information. We encourage you to share this information with friends and neighbors. If you have questions, or need something that isn’t found on this page, please contact us using the “Connect with Us” form below.

The following resources are specially-selected for HIP homeowners and professionals.

TOOLS FOR

HIP PROFESSIONALS


HIP Designer Manual

Everything you need to know to design HIP projects and find help from HIP staff is detailed in this manual. Includes step-by-step instructions for successfully navigating the HIP process from A to Z.

HIP Contractor Manual

A selection of important documents and guidance put together to support HIP-Certified Contractors and help them succeed on the job.

HIP Submittal Forms

All the forms needed to organize and complete your HIP application. Just add your BMP-specific forms (available below) and site-specific plans and your packet is complete and ready for permitting!

Whatcom County Notification of Activity Form

Projects on properties in unincorporated Whatcom County need to complete and submit this Notification of Activity in order to be approved for HIP.

City of Bellingham Stormwater Permit Application

Projects on properties within the City of Bellingham's City Limits need to complete and submit this Permit Application Form in order to be approved for HIP.

City of Bellingham Information Packet

These documents allow HIP projects to proceed without a hitch inside the City of Bellingham City Limits. Please make sure you include a copy of these documents with each submittal to the City.

HIP Specification Book

Full list of current materials eligible for HIP reimbursement and part of HIP BMP designs

HIP Standard Details

Need to insert an extra standard detail into your application? Download the packet here and print the pages you need.

Plan Amendment Form

Did things change once you started work? Download, fill out, and submit this form to make sure everything stays on track and the work remains HIP-eligible.

Fillable Soil Characterization Sheet

If you are designing a HIP infiltration BMP (Infiltration Trench or Rain Garden) you're going to need to fill in some soil information before you can complete your design.

HIP Business Directory

Written to help homeowners and their hired professionals communicate successfully, this directory covers HIP approved designers, contractors, material suppliers, and other professional resources.

List of Certified Professionals

Certain high-impact properties will qualify for a reimbursement for professional services. If working with HIP-Certified Professionals, all of the homeowner's expenses could be reimbursable.

HIP Material Suppliers

Looking for a particular material? Some local vendors and suppliers have been trained on serving HIP contractors directly. Download this list and build your business by partnering with a HIP Supplier!

HIP-SPECIFIC

BMP RESOURCES


Native Landscaping

Submittal forms and design resources for HIP-eligible native landscaping projects.

Infiltration Trench

Submittal forms and design resources for HIP-eligible rock trench projects.

Media Filter Drain (MFD)

Submittal forms and design resources for Media Filter Drains. Shoreline properties have special rules described in detail in these guidelines

Dispersion System

Submittal forms and design resources for HIP-eligible dispersion trench projects.

Lake Whatcom Rain Garden

Submittal forms and design resources for HIP-eligible rain garden projects.

Permeable Paver Surfacing

If you're building a HIP-eligible Infiltration Trench or MFD, you may be able to install a HIP-reimbursable surface using these guidelines

Rainwater Harvesting

If you are installing a HIP-eligible landscaping project, you may be able to include a HIP-reimbursable rainwater collection system using these guidelines.

Standard Erosion Control Details

A selection of erosion and sediment control BMPs that can be used as-is or modified in order to create a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for each site.

Conveyance Details

When you need to move water around a site, or create junctions with other drainage systems, these standard details will provide guidance on best practices for HIP.

MATERIALS FROM

HIP TRAININGS


HIP Designer-Specific Training

Presentation given to provide instruction on completing the "Designer Steps" of the HIP, for the HIP Designer trainings. The course also included detailed review of the examples provided below.

HIP Contractor-Specific Training

Presentation given to provide instruction on completing the "Contractor Steps" of the HIP, for the HIP Contractor trainings. The course also included detailed review of the examples provided below.

HIP Continuing Education Session

At the first HIP Continuing Education Training, we provided information about what's new to HIP in 2018. The session also covered additional detail about the examples below.

Case Study: Blank

At the HIP Professional Trainings, we completed this case study in small groups. Download this blank packet to practice a design, and download the key to see how your work compares. Be creative!

Case Study: Key

At the HIP Professional Trainings, we completed this case study in small groups. Download the key to see one version of how to complete a HIP design. This is just one of many ways!

City of Bellingham Example Packet

An example of a completed design for a HIP project inside the City of Bellingham City limits. The design would also be applicable to Whatcom County sites without critical areas.

Whatcom County Example Packet

An example of a completed design for a HIP project on a site in Whatcom County that contains critical areas, especially shorelines, creeks, or wetlands.

30% Clean Beach Example

Along the lake shore in Whatcom County, additional design standards must be met for approval of the Clean Beach MFD. This example provides the information necessary to submit a completed application.

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Can't find what you're looking for? Many HIP resources are constantly being updated to help program participants and professionals alike. If you need something that isn't here, or if one of our links isn't working, please send us a note using this form and we'll reply directly to you with the information you need to be successful. Thanks!