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RainSmart Rain Barrels

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  • Must be a City of Chattanooga resident
  • Project must demonstrate runoff reduction
  • Cannot currently work for the City of Chattanooga
  • Must be up to date on your water quality fee and property taxes
  • If you are renting, the owner of the home must sign our homeowner's agreement
  • *Rain barrels acquired through our Rain Barrel Distribution Day event are not eligible for reimbursement*

Requirements for reimbursement:

  • Max reimbursement of $50/rain barrel & reimbursement cap of $500/property (10 barrels)
  • Rain barrel must hold at least 45 gallons
  • Receipts for all materials required
  • Home owner must sign 5 year maintenance agreement
  • Reimbursement cannot exceed the cost of the parts
  • Labor will not be reimbursed

Your rain barrel must have:

  • An overflow that is at least 2 inches in diameter
  • A screened inlet to prevent leaf debris and mosquitos from entering
  • A spigot/hose within 3 inches of the bottom of the barrel
  • Must be elevated
  • Overflow must be pointed away from foundation

The process:

  1. Your rain barrel must be already installed and in working order. 
  2. If you meet the eligibility and requirements listed on this page, contact us via email at
  3. with "RainSmart rain barrel" in the subject line, and attach this application.
  4. We will reply and schedule a day to come out and check your already installed rain barrel.
  5. If your rain barrel qualifies, we will take photos & have you sign our "Homeowner's Agreement".
  6. You must turn in all receipts for the rain barrel/materials to us along the the signed agreement. 
  7. We will start processing your reimbursement! 

 * Image: Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance

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Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311  


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