Rain Barrel Rebate Program

What is a Rain barrel?

A rain barrel collects and stores rainwater from a roof. It prevents the rainwater from becoming stormwater runoff that picks up pollutants and carries them into storm drains, streets, or streams. Rain barrels allow you to store and conserve water while at the same time, help to keep our rivers and reservoirs clean.

Why are the NJ Water Supply Authority and the Regional Center Partnership offering rebates on rain barrels?

Because there are so many rooftops, driveways, and roads in Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritan, this area is a concern for water quality. Programs here can make a difference in reducing pollution and easing stream erosion caused by heavy stormwater. The Regional Center Partnership administers the Raritan River Rain Barrel Rebate Program with a grant funded by the NJ Water Supply Authority.

Install rain barrels at your home with rebates of up to $200!

Location Eligibility: must be on a residential property in Somerville, Bridgewater or Raritan. Contact the New Jersey Water Supply Authority Watershed Protection Programs at 908-730-0270, extension 233 or e-mail rainbarrel@raritanbasin.org if you are unsure if you are eligible. If you are not the homeowner, or if you live in a townhouse/condo/apartment, make sure that you obtain written permission from your landlord or homeowners’ association.

To Check Eligibility:
Click on the map to view the detailed street names within the Watershed boundary.

Click on the links below to open the Raritan River Rain Barrel Rebate Program documents.

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If you are unable to print these documents, please contact NJWSA 908-730-0270 ext 233 or email rainbarrel@raritanbasin.org to obtain an application by mail.