Notice: Due to the "shelter in place" order currently in effect in the Bay Area, rebate processing may be delayed at this time. We appreciate your understanding.
Prepare for the rainy season by installing a rain barrel! Rebates of up to $200 are now available.
In partnership with the San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program (a program of the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County), BAWSCA and participating member agencies are offering rebates of up to $200 per rain barrel or cistern for the purchase and installation of qualifying rain barrels.
For the fastest rebate, apply online. You will need your water account number in order to register for an online account and submit your application.
Rain barrels are used to collect rainwater from hard surfaces such as rooftops and store it for later use. They are low-cost systems that allow you to supplement your water supply with a sustainable source and help preserve local watersheds by detaining rainfall. When you install a rain barrel at your home you are helping to maintain a healthy urban watershed by reducing the demand on the potable water system to irrigate your garden, and by reducing the amount of wet weather runoff that is collected and sent into the public storm water system, which goes untreated into our bays and estuaries.
Rain barrels and cisterns are appropriate for sites with the following characteristics:
The amount of water that can be collected from a rooftop depends on several variables, including the dimensions of the rooftop, the collection capacity, and the amount and timing of the rain received. Be sure to do some calculations to determine how much rain barrel storage capacity you need. For example, San Mateo typically receives around 19 inches of rain annually.
You may be eligible for two rebates totaling up to $200 for your rain barrel or cistern purchase, including:
Total combined rebate is up to $200 per qualifying rain barrel or cistern or up to the total cost of the rain barrel, not including sales tax, whichever is less.
To obtain your rebate, submit your rebate application, along with your purchase receipt and post-installation photos, to BAWSCA via mail at 155 Bovet Road Suite 650, San Mateo, CA 94402.
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Alameda County Water District||Up to 50.00||Fremont, Newark, Union City|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Brisbane, City of||Up to 200.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Burlingame, City of||Up to 200.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Cal Water Service Co. - Bear Gulch||Up to 150.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Cal Water Service Co. - Mid-Peninsula||Up to 150.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Cal Water Service Co. - SSF||Up to 150.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Coastside County Water District||Up to 150.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Daly City, City of||Up to 200.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||East Palo Alto||Up to 150.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Estero Municipal Improvement District||Up to 150.00||Foster City|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Hayward, City of||Up to 50.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Hillsborough, Town of||Up to 150.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Menlo Park, City of||Up to 150.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Mid-Peninsula Water District||Up to 200.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Millbrae, City of||Up to 200.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||North Coast County Water District||Up to 200.00||Pacifica|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Redwood City, City of||Up to 200.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||San Bruno, City of||Up to 150.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||San Mateo County||Up to 150.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||San Mateo, City of||Up to 100.00||San Mateo, City of|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Sunnyvale, City of||Up to 50.00|
|Rain Barrel Rebate||Westborough Water District||Up to 50.00||Daly City, San Bruno, South SF|