Rain Barrels & Cisterns

Rain Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Rebates Start at $75 per Barrel or $250 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.

Applicants may not submit a rebate claim for both rain barrels and cisterns. Customers who purchase one or more rain barrels must submit for all eligible rain barrels on a single application. Submitting one application for the rain barrel(s) or cistern will prevent customers from receiving a rebate for any subsequent rain barrel or cistern purchase(s).

Because Rain Barrels are excluded from the CDRO (Contractor Direct Rebate Option), applications submitted must make the rebate payable to the water bill account holder, and the address listed on the application must match the installation address, or the mailing address on the water bill.

PRODUCT: REBATE AMOUNT:
  • Rain Barrel (50+ gallons) (max. quantity: 2)
$75.00
  • Cistern (200-500 gallons) (max. quantity: 1)
$250.00
  • Cistern (501-999 gallons) (max. quantity: 1)
$300.00
  • Cistern (1000+ gallons) (max. quantity: 1)
$350.00
Rain Barrel Guidelines
  1. Property must have existing gutters throughout the entire perimeter of the roof for adequate water collection and also existing downspouts
  2. Minimum size: 50 gallons
  3. Rain barrel must be designed for the intended purpose of rain capture
  4. Should have a cover to prevent mosquitos, rodents and debris from entering
  5. The rain barrel must be mounted in a way that allows the barrel to receive water unimpeded from a downspout.
  6. Should not block or restrict access to walkways or pathways
  7. Rain barrel must not be connected to the irrigation system and must be distributed through a hose or bucket
  8. Should be elevated 6 inches off the ground on a solid foundation
  9. Should be strapped to your home for safety if the height of the barrel is two times greater than the width
  10. Maximum of two rain barrel rebates allowed per home, one application per address.
  11. Rain barrel must be purchased as an entire rain barrel. Homemade rain barrels do not qualify for rebates
Cistern Guidelines
  1. Property must have existing gutters
  2. Must have a capacity of at least 200 gallons
  3. Can be either above ground or underground
  4. Should not block or restrict access to walkways or pathways
  5. Maximum of one cistern is allowed per address.
  6. Homemade cisterns do not qualify for rebates.
  7. Should have a cover to prevent mosquitoes, rodents and debris from entering
  8. The cistern must be mounted in a way that allows the cistern to receive water unimpeded from a downspout
  9. Should be elevated 6 inches off the ground on a solid foundation
  10. Should be strapped to your home for safety if the height of the cistern is two times greater than the width
Download a Tip Sheet on Maintaining Your Rain Barrel

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