Rain Barrels & Cisterns

Rain Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Rebates Start at $75 per Barrel or $300 per Cistern

Collecting and re-using rainwater for lawns and gardens minimizes the amount of water flowing into your storm drains, sewer systems and local waterways. Plants and microbes prefer rainwater because it is naturally “soft” and free of chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals.

Rain Barrel Guidelines
  1. Minimum size: 50 gallons
  2. Rain barrel must be designed for the intended purpose of rain capture
  3. Should have a cover to prevent mosquitos, rodents and debris from entering
  4. The rain barrel must be mounted in a way that allows the barrel to receive water unimpeded from a rain gutter.
  5. Should not block or restrict access to walkways or pathways
  6. Rain barrel must not be connected to the irrigation system and must be distributed through a hose or bucket
  7. Should be elevated 6 inches off the ground on a solid foundation
  8. Should be strapped to your home for safety if the height of the barrel is two times greater than the width
  9. Maximum of four rain barrel rebates allowed per home, one application per address.
  10. Rain barrel must be purchased as an entire rain barrel. Homemade rain barrels do not qualify for rebates
Cistern Guidelines
  1. Must have a capacity of at least 200 gallons
  2. Can be either above ground or underground
  3. Should not block or restrict access to walkways or pathways
  4. Maximum of one cistern is allowed per address.
  5. Homemade cisterns do not qualify for rebates.
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