Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Program

This program is available to single-family residential and small commercial Tucson Water customers. (Small commercial is defined as a property with a single meter that is 5/8” or 3/4”. Properties with more than one meter or with meters larger than 3/4” do not qualify.)

Tucson Water will rebate qualifying rainwater harvesting system costs under two levels of funding. Applicants may apply for both a passive and an active rebate not exceeding $2,000 for the combination per property.

Applicants receiving rebates for $600 or more will be issued a 1099-MISC exiting Tucson Water website for miscellaneous income. A W-9 form exiting Tucson Water websitepdf is required to receive payment. This form requires that you submit your social security number.

Applicants must attend an approved Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Program Workshop to qualify for the rebate program. If you have questions, call Tucson Water's Public Information / Conservation Office (PICO) at 520-791-4331 or e-mail pico@tucsonaz.gov.

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Free workshops for the Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program are offered by:
Pima County Cooperative Extension/SmartScape Program exiting Tucson Water website
Watershed Management Group exiting Tucson Water website

Alternative Water Source Irrigation System & Backflow Prevention Requirements

Use of an irrigation system that is pressurized with any kind of pump must have a reduced pressure principle assembly (RPA) installed at the service connection to protect the public water system from potential contamination. For more information on backflow assembly requirements for alternative water sources (rainwater and gray water irrigation systems), download "Rainwater and Gray Water Irrigation Systems" pdf, visit the Backflow Prevention web page, or call 520-791-2650 .