Project Types 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.
These projects are good for the environment because they mimic nature and absorb water pollution from impervious surfaces, like roofs and driveways.
|Cisterns||Pavement removal||Rain garden/Bioretention|
|Disconnecting downspouts||Permeable pavement||Tree well|
|Green roofs||Rain barrels (no cost-share; a good small project!)||Constructed wetland|
When you start a project:
- Request a consultation;
- Submit an application;
- Get approval;
- Work with your contractor on the project;
- Save invoices and receipts; and,
- Get reimbursed.
Email or call us at 919-996-3940 to get the application.
|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.
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.