Tucson Water is now offering its single family residential customers a rebate of up to $2,000 for capturing and storing rainwater for plant irrigation and other uses.

Rainwater harvesting practices eligible for rebate include, but are not limited to:
oPassive earthwork features
oGutters and downspouts
oActive rainwater tank storage consisting of below or above ground tanks

Tucson Water will rebate qualifying residential rainwater harvesting system costs under two levels of funding up to a maximum of $2,000. Applicants can decide which level to apply for based on the amount of rainwater they intend to capture and the type of practices they want to use.

Participants must also attend a free three-hour rainwater harvesting workshop in order to qualify for the rebate. At the workshop, participants will learn to develop a project plan, the difference between passive and active rainwater harvesting systems, and how to calculate potential for site water supply, demand and storage.

Due to the level of interest in the program, several workshops have been added. Workshops are held at Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on the following days:

Tuesday, July 10
Saturday, July 14
Wednesday, August 15
Wednesday, August 22
Saturday, September 8
Wednesday, September 12
Wednesday, October 10
Wednesday, November 14
Saturday, November 17

Call (520) 626-5161 to register for the workshop. For more information about the program and rebate, call (520) 791-4331 or visit tucsonaz.gov/water/rwh-rebate .