Rain Barrel Rebate

Florida receives an average of 50 inches of rain per year. A 2,000-square-foot roof can collect approximately 1,000 gallons of water! Installing a rain barrel provides a supply of chemical free water for your orchids, potted plants, landscape and reduces pollution from stormwater runoff. Note: rainwater collected from your roof is not recommended for use on edible plants by the University of Florida.

The rain barrel rebate program, in coordination with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Miami-Dade County provides residents with information on how to capture and store rainwater using a barrel.

Upon completion of a workshop, purchase of a qualified rain barrel and proper installation, residents are eligible to receive a $50 rebate. Residents can complete a workshop by attending in-person or watching an online video (see below for more information). The workshops are open to individuals, businesses, homeowner associations, garden clubs, and schools within Miami Dade County.

Proper installation of a rain barrel is the owner's responsibility. Workshop attendance is required to receive a rebate.

Rebate Program Requirements

  • Miami-Dade County residents only
  • Complete application
    • Attend an in-person or online workshop
      • If attending online complete the quiz at the end of the video
    • Visit UF IFAS Calendar of Events for in-person rain barrel workshop dates
    • Attach proof of rain barrel purchase
    • Apply for a  Rain Barrel Rebate
  • Maximum two rebates per household
  • Rain barrel specifications
    • High-Density Polyethylene plastic or comparable
    • Minimum 50 gallons
    • Sole purpose to collect water
    • Include spigot
    • Include gasket to seal spigot and prevent leakage
  • Read terms and conditions

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