Rain Barrel Rebate Program

Catch every rain drop... it's a team effort.

Thank you for placing yourself on the map and for doing your part to conserve water in San Mateo County.
Thank you for placing yourself on the map and for doing your part to conserve water in San Mateo County.

Hey San Mateo Residents! Join your neighbors in the rain barrel movement. Enter your address below to put yourself on the map and show that you're using a rain barrel to catch every last drop. Thank you for doing your part for water conservation and pollution prevention.

All address information will remain confidential and will not be publicly displayed.
By placing yourself on the map you will also receive our monthly newsletter.

Get a Rain Barrel Rebate Here

 


 

Join the movement to protect our community from pollution while conserving water!

 1,000 square feet of roof surface can capture 625 gallons of water for every 1 inch of rainfall, that's over 11,000 gallons from one home per year!

 


 

Why should I install a rain barrel?

 

  • With the recent water crisis in California, rain barrels are one of the best ways to save money and water.

  • Rain barrels protect local creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and the Ocean by reducing urban runoff that transports litter, motor oil, copper and other pollutants from entering stormdrains.

  • San Mateo County has a rebate program that provides a rebate of up to $100!


 

 

How do I receive a rebate?

 

1. Visit the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency

2. Buy a rain barrel. Consider buying it at your local hardware store (must be at least 50 gallons)

3. Fill out a rebate application  

 


 

Where do I buy a rain barrel?

 

You can purchase a rain barrel by visiting a local hardware store, or go online.

 


 

Additional Resources (Safe and Proper Installation of a Rain Barrel):

 

Rain Barrel Rebate Program Terms & Conditions

Installation & Maintenance Guidelines

Mosquito Prevention Guidelines

Use Guidelines & Health Information (Warning: Rain barrel water should not be used as drinking water)