DDOE Rain Barrel Rebate Program

Install yourself, skip the wait and receive a rebate.  Due to the popularity of the RiverSmart Homes Program, there is a 3 to 5 month wait for installation from the date you sign up.  The Rain Barrel Rebate Program allows homeowners to independently purchase and install a rain barrel, priced by the manufacturer or distributor.  Rebates of $1 per gallon (minimum volume 50 gallons), with a maximum rebate of $500 are available for most barrels and cisterns. The following links guide you through the application and installation process.

Rain Barrel Rebate -Criteria

Choosing the Right Rain Barrel & Installation Site

Instructions for Installation

RiverSmart Homes Rain Barrel Rebate Application

Call Craighton Ellingsworth at 202-400-2787, or email craighton@dcgreenworks.org for further information about the program, self-installation, or contract installation through DC Greenworks.

Barrels for rebate can now be found at the following hardware stores in DC:

Frager’s Hardware

Annie’s Ace Hardware

Tenley Town Ace

Glover Park Ace

5th St Ace

Logan Ace Hardware

Old Takoma Park Ace