Rainwater Harvesting Rebates in Austin Texas

Posted by jessicaacerwatertanks | February 7, 2017 | Uncategorized
Austin Texas rainwater rebates


Rainwater collection systems use a building roof to stream the water into a storage system, sometimes with filtration, for later use. In Austin, Texas the local government has offered rebates for rainwater systems as well as the installation of a home or business.


The rebates for each project are up to $5,000 per qualifying site. For rainwater systems with water storage tanks with 500-gallon capacity and larger, the project must be pre-approved by the City of Austin in order to qualify for the rebate.


To Qualify:


  1. Must be a customer of Austin Water or another qualifying water provider in the City

  2. Must be the property owner or the utility account holder, with the property owner’s permission

  3. May not have applied in the past 12 months or have reached the $5,000 rainwater rebate limit for the site

  4. Must intend to keep the system in service for ten years

  5. Agrees to necessary pre and post-installation inspections by Austin Water

  6. Willing to allow Austin Water to reference the project in outreach materials

  7. Must be a new system or an expansion of an existing system

  8. Must meet City subdivision, HOA and zoning requirements, including setback and impervious cover limits

  9. Collected rainwater can’t be used for drinking

  10. Equipment must be new and intended for rainwater harvesting

  11. Metal tanks must be lined (Pioneer Water Tanks’ include the Aqualiner, known to be the best in the industry with a 65-year lifespan and certified by NSF International).

  12. Transparent tanks and pipes must be painted or enclosed

  13. Water storage tanks with 500-gallon capacities and larger must have a first-flush diversion system and a level base made of gravel, sand or concrete. A first-flush system diverts the start of rainwater before it enters the water storage tank since there’s a possibility of contaminants from the gutter system. Once this first-flush runs through and is diverted, the rainwater will then run clean into the tank.

Harvested Rain Solutions Austin Texas rainwater systems

This rainwater system stores the water for this residence in Austin Texas for the irrigation system.

Get started with Harvested Rain Solutions, located at 11183 Circle Dr Suite D, Austin, TX 78736.


HRS’ owner, Ron Van Sickle is a Texas State Licensed Irrigation Contractor and can help with the full development of a rainwater system from collection to use. Ron has helped many Austin residents benefit from this rainwater rebate to have a rainwater system implemented at their home, from design to installation with a maintenance guarantee.


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