Rain Barrel Rebate Program

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 California facing a record breaking drought, 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  

4. Send the completed application, a post-installation photo, & proof of purchase to:


155 Bovet Road, Suite 650

San Mateo, CA 94402
5. Follow us on Facebook  or Twitter  to get important updates about the rebate program.

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)