Congratulations, your property qualifies for the HIP! Properties along Lake Whatcom’s shoreline hold the greatest opportunity for meaningful improvement to the lake’s health. Pipes and drains on your property may carry runoff from pollution-generating surfaces, such as lawns, driveways, and roofs, directly into the lake. Installing a water quality improvement can mitigate these impacts, leading to a cleaner and healthier shoreline for your use and enjoyment. These improvements can enhance your existing landscape and improve drainage—without changing how you use and enjoy your property.
Live inside city limits? To get started, learn more about the projects you qualify for by downloading the resources below then follow the instructions to schedule a site visit.
Live outside of city limits? As of October 1, 2020, Whatcom County is temporarily pausing new HIP projects. Contact us to learn about upcoming changes and how to participate in HIP in 2021.