Funded by the District’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), the RiverSmart Homes Rain Barrel program helps reduce stormwater runoff in Washington DC, improving the quality of local streams and waterways. Residents of the District can receive up to three reduced-cost barrels, information about stormwater issues, and signage for their yard. In addition, the Alliance coordinates and trains local contractors to install rain barrels in the city.
By aiding in the coordination and installation of barrels, the program allows for easy and accessible environmental solutions on your property!
rain barrels installed
gallons of water captured
*The installation program is currently experiencing incredible popularity and wait times. It may take up to 9 months to receive a barrel after your assessment is complete.
Download the Rain Barrel Resource and FAQ Guide
*A RiverSmart assessment is not required to participate in the rebate program.
In order to qualify for a rebate, a rain barrel must:
Please see the Rain Barrel Resource and FAQ Sheet for more information or questions about rain barrels.