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get a rebate for a rain garden to reduce polluted water in our rivers?


1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents can receive a rebate when they help reduce polluted water from getting into our rivers by installing rain gardens at their home in DC. Rain gardens collect rainwater and filter out pollution. We—DC Government—offer a one-time rebate of $3 per square foot of treatment area up to $2,200 and not more than the cost of your rain garden.


This program is called RiverSmart Rebates and is offered by the Department of Energy & Environment, in partnership with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (or the Alliance for short), a local nonprofit.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if you own or rent a residential or commercial building in DC. You don’t need to live in DC to apply, as long as the property you’re applying for is in DC and you appoint someone to take care of the garden.

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This page was last updated November 2022.

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