Rain Barrels

Applications are currently being accepted for projects that will be completed in 2021. If you wish to submit an application for a project that will be completed in 2022, please check back in October.

The City of Rockville provides rebates to Rockville homeowners, homeowners associations, condominium associations and non-profits for installing rain barrels, and other practices, on their property.

Eligible properties are offered a financial rebate of $1 per gallon, with a minimum volume of 50 gallons. To receive a rebate you must apply prior to installing the rain barrel and retain and submit itemized receipts and/or final invoices for all project costs. The rebate amount cannot exceed documented costs. Properties are eligible to receive a lifetime total of $2,500 in rebates.

Projects must be completed within 6 months of approval.

 Benefits:

  • Save money on your water bill
  • Reduce pollution to local waterways
  • Reduce runoff from your house
  • Solve drainage problems
  • Relieve stress on public water systems
 Still have questions? Contact: 

RainScapes Coordinator
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240-314-8877
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111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Application Process

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Verify Residency

Not all Rockville addresses are qualified residents. Check to make sure you're a resident by using our address check map.

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Review Project Guidelines

Review the Rain Barrel Application Instructions and Design Guidelines. Projects must meet these criteria to be eligible for a rebate.

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Fill out Application

Complete the online application and attach photos of the project sites. Wait for approval and sign the Property Owner Approval before beginning your project. 

Please allow two weeks (14 business days) for application processing.