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Apply for Raleigh Rainwater Rewards

Capture and recycle stormwater runoff that comes from your property


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Projects Process Requirements Reimbursement

This program provides funding for projects that capture and clean rainwater before it goes into storm drains and local waterways. You can receive up to 90 percent reimbursement for a project.

Projects

These projects are good for the environment because they mimic nature and absorb water pollution from impervious surfaces, like roofs and driveways. 

Types    
Cisterns Pavement removal Rain garden/Bioretention
Disconnecting downspouts Permeable pavement Tree well
Green roofs  Rain barrels (no cost-share; a good small project!) Water gardens/Constructed wetland

Process

When you start a project: 

  1. Request a consultation
  2. Submit an application;
  3. Get approval
  4. Work with your contractor on the project; 
  5. Save invoices and receipts; and,
  6. Get reimbursed. 

Email or call us at 919-996-3940 to get the application. 

Requirements

Program Requirements    
You must live in the City of Raleigh and pay the stormwater utility fee* Final design must be approved by staff Agree to a 5- or 10-year maintenance agreement

Cannot be used for regulated stormwater requirements or utility fee credits 

You must share regular construction updates with staff Turn in annual reports for your project

 *You may see a lower utility fee based on how much impervious surface is treated or removed from your property.

Reimbursement

Depending on your location, you may receive 75 to 90 percent reimbursement for your project once it is complete. High-priority areas with a lot of water pollution receive 90 percent reimbursement.

Find out how much you can save

Contact

 

Justin Harcum
Project Manager
919-996-3965

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Categories:
Stormwater

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