You entered an address that is not on our list of HIP-eligible properties in the Lake Whatcom watershed. Here are some reasons why you may have ended up on this page.
- You may have entered your address in a way that doesn’t match our list. Please return to the home page and try again following these instructions. Type your house number into the search box then look to see if your address appears on the list below. If it does, click on your address.
- Your home may already meet current code standards for water quality protection. Homes built in recent years (generally with permits issued after 2009 from the City of Bellingham and after 2013 from Whatcom County) are already designed to manage stormwater runoff and protect water quality in Lake Whatcom. Use the “contact” form at the bottom of this page to ask for help confirming your eligibility to participate in HIP.
- Your home may be located outside of the Lake Whatcom watershed. It’s not always easy to tell which way the water flows. If you don’t live in the Lake Whatcom watershed but still want to learn about HIP or opportunities to make water quality improvements on your property, use the “contact” form at the bottom of this page.
You can learn more about what local government and watershed residents are doing to protect the lake at the Lake Whatcom Management Program website.