Take a Rain Check and Receive Subsidized Stormwater Improvements to Your Home

Mar 14, 2012 2 years ago

Rain Check is a pilot program of the Philadelphia Water Department to help homeowners reduce their stormwater runoff by offering heavily subsidized rainwater management tools.  These include rain gardens, downspout planters, porous pavers, yard trees, and depaving. Homeowners who volunteer to participate will be visited by a PWD employee who will work with you to determine the best way to reduce stormwater runoff on your property, and will then install the appropriate ”green tool.” These improvements will help to beautify your property with low maintenance landscape solutions, while filtering pollution and reducing stormwater runoff that would otherwise contaminate our creeks and rivers.

And the discounts really make this a win-win opportunity. How much can you expect to save?  About 80-95% off the cost of having this work done yourself, as you can see from the table below. 

Rain Check Savings
The deadline for signing up is April 1st, and participation is limited to 35 homeowners in University City, so please email sustainability@universitycity.org right away if you’re interested. You can also click here for more information on the program (ignore the March 1st deadline), and click here for more information on the specific green tools for which you may be eligible.

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