New rebate for harvesting rainwater from Tucson Water | Environment
There is a new rebate in town. Tucson Water is offering this new rebate to single family residential customers just for harvesting rainwater.
Single family residential customers can receive a rebate of up to $2,000 for capturing and storing rainwater for plant irrigation and various other uses.
Some harvesting practices that are eligible for the rebate include, but are not limited to:
- Passive earth features
- gutters and downspouts
- active rainwater tank storage consisting of above and below ground tanks
Customers who qualify for the rebate (on their rainwater harvesting system) can choose one of two different levels to apply for. This choice depends on amount of rainwater captured and the type of practice used to get harvest the water.
Another qualification for the rainwater rebate is attendance at a free three hour workshop. At this workshop participants will learn: to develop a project plan, differences between passive and active rainwater harvesting systems and how to calculate potential for site water supply, demand and storage.
There are several workshop dates to choose from, due to the popularity of the program. All workshops are held at Pima County Cooperative Extension (4210 N. Campbell Ave) from 9 a.m. to noon on the following days:
- July 10,14
- August 15, 22
- September 8, 12
- October 10
- November 14, 17
To register for the workshop please call (520)626-5161
For more information about the program and rebate offer please call (520)791-4331 or visit the website at www.tucsonaz.gov/water/rwh-rebate
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