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Rain Barrel Rebate program

Post Date:01/18/2019 3:59 PM

Did you know Santa Clara offers a Rain Barrel Rebate program? The Rain Barrel Rebate program is available to Santa Clara residents, property owners and tenants in residential units. 

Rain Barrel rebate

As of March 20, 2018:  City of Santa Clara residents who purchase and install a rain barrel(s) are eligible for a rebate. Rebates are issued as a direct reimbursement or utility bill credit of up to $100 for a minimum 50 gallon barrel(s).   

Rain barrels capture rainwater from a roof and store it for later use such as irrigation for lawns, gardens, or indoor plants.

Why is the City offering rebates on rain barrels?

  •  By capturing and storing rainwater for future use, households can potentially delay starting up irrigation systems for water efficient landscapes. Also, because the rainwater is free it can help reduce water bills when used in lieu of traditional irrigation systems. 

How much is the rebate?

  • Rebates are issued as direct reimbursement or utility bill credit of up to $100.  Rain barrels must hold a minimum of 50 gallons.

How to Apply

To apply for a rebate or for more information, visit the website 

Contact the Water and Sewer Department at 408-615-2000 or email

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