Rain Barrel RebatesMany cities, water districts, and conservation agencies offer rain barrel rebates! We've linked to a few rebate programs here.  This list is by no means exhaustive, so check with your local jurisdiction if you don't see a listing here.

(By the way, if you're concerned that rain barrels might be illegal, if your local municipality is incentivizing them, you can be certain those are just rumors! We've been selling code-compliant rain barrel systems since 2012, and while rumors abound, nowhere, to our knowledge, is our professionally-designed BlueBarrel Rainwater Catchment System™ illegal.)

Please Note: Each rebating agency has its own terms of eligibility. It is the customer's responsibility to apply for rebate funds. Many BlueBarrel customers have benefitted from local rebate programs, however BlueBarrel does not administer rebates, and cannot guarantee the outcome of rebate applications.


Rain Barrel Rebates by State / Region (from West to East):

Washington State:

700 Million Gallons RainWise Rebate, serving Seattle residents.



City of Portland Downspout Disconnect Program


Northern California:

Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) Rain Barrel Rebate serving residents of:

  • San Mateo County (incl. Daly City, Brisbane, South San Francisco, Millbrae, Hillsborough, San Bruno, Redwood City, Menlo Park
  • Santa Clara County (incl. San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford University)
  • Alameda County & Water District
  • Coastside County Water District
  • North Coast County Water District
  • Estero Municipal Improvement District
  • Purissima Hills Water District

Sonoma County Rainwater Harvesting Rebates

  • City of Santa Rosa
  • City of Petaluma
  • City of Healdsburg
  • All Sonoma County

City of Santa Rosa Rainwater Harvesting Rebate

North Marin Water District Rainwater Harvesting Rebate

Marin Municipal Water District Rain Barrel and Cistern Rebate

Solano County Water Agency: Residential Water Rebates

City of Sacramento Rain Barrel Rebate

City of Woodland Rain Barrel Rebate

Santa Clara Valley Water District Conservation Rebates


Southern California:

SoCal WaterSmart Rebate Program - Rain Barrels

City of Santa Monica Rainbarrel and Cistern Rebate

Orange County Rain Barrel Rebate

City of San Diego Residential Rain Barrel Rebate Program



A special note for Texans: with an extensive application process, Texas residents can qualify for a sales tax exemption on rainwater harvesting equipment. If you buy from BlueBarrel,  you will automatically have NO sales tax applied to your purchase - no paperwork necessary! As a small online retailer based in CA, we are not required to charge sales tax on out-of-state-purchase. This goes for any purchaser outside the state of California.

San Marcos Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Program

City of Allen Rain Barrel Rebate



Overland Park Stormwater Cost Share Program

Johnson County Sustainable Stormwater Management Program - Contain the Rain JOCO



Louisville/Jefferson County MSD Downspout Disconnection Program


North Carolina:

Save Water NC (This website lists water-saving incentives for cities across North Carolina)



Orlando Utilities Commission Water Cistern Rebates



City of Northfield Rain Garden / Rain Barrel Rebate Program



Stevens Point Stormwater Credit for Rain Barrels

City of Milwaukee Downspout Disconnection Program

River Falls Rain Barrel Rebate Program



Metropolitan St. Louis's RainScaping Small Grants Program



City of Ankeny ​Reimbursement Application

City of Johnston Grant Application

City of Pleasant Hill Reimbursement Application

City of Urbandale Grant Application

City of Waukee Reimbursement Application

Rain Campaign: listing rain barrel rebate programs in cities across Des Moines metro

Rain Campaign: comprehensive source for rain barrel rebate programs in Iowa



City of Chicago Sustainable Backyards Rain Barrel Rebate Program

Village of Villa Park Residential Rain Barrel Reimbursement Program 

City of Urbana Public Works Dept. Rain Barrel Rebate Program

Barrington Rain Barrel Rebate Program 

Village of Lombard Rain Barrel Grant Program 

City of Champaign Public Works Rain Barrel Rebate Program

Village of Grayslake Rain Barrel Reimbursement Program 

City of Springfield CWLP Rain Barrel Rebate Program



Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District's GreenSpot Backyards Rebate

Northeast Ohio Stormwater Credit Program



Westchester Borough Rain Barrel Credit Program (see p.10)


Washington DC / Maryland:

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's RiverSmart Rain Barrel Rebate

Prince George's County Rain Check Rebate

Montgomery County's RainScapes Rewards Rebate


New Jersey:

Raritan River Rain Barrel Rebate Program (Bridgewater, Raritan, Somerville)

Sustainable Manville Rain Barrel Rebate


New England:

Before you go with one of the rain barrel sales offered in New England cities, check out BlueBarrel's pricing and see that you can install a much bigger rainwater catchment system at a much lower price-per-barrel with BlueBarrel! Our Online Store will connect you with our recycled barrel outlet in Chicopee, MA; New Britain, CT, and others in the northeast!


Franklin Public Works Rain Barrel Rebate

Town of Danvers Rain Barrel Rebate Application


Other Locations:

Here's a great listing of rainwater harvesting rebates throughout the nation. If you don't see anything in your region, call your city or county to learn more—new programs are popping up daily!

National Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Listing


If our online store doesn't suggest a barrel source within your region, please contact us for suggestions! We know of many sources for safe and compatible barrels that aren't (yet!) connected with our program. Barrels are available widely, and all you need is our RainKit to convert them into a BlueBarrel Rainwater Catchment System!


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