In an effort to deal with California’s drought, the city has a program that pays residents for using a basin to collect rainwater for later usage.
“Santa Monica, California faces water scarcity head-on with financial incentives and public education. Collecting rainwater for later use is one solution in the area with rebates ranging from $200 up to $2,000 available for qualifying residents for rainwater storage. The rebate program is with the City of Santa Monica and does not apply to new developments, construction or major remodels,” it says Acer Water Tanks’ website.
The City of Santa Monica has two steps to receiving eligibility confirmation for the program:
- Apply online at http://www.water.smgov.net/rebates
- Email the application and a completed W-9 form to Savewater@smgov.net or, Attn: Water Conservation Unit—Rebate City of Santa Monica 1717 4th Street, STE 100 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Once approved, the customer name on the application will receive a rebate check through the mail. It’s important to note that the name cannot be changed once the application has been verified. Learn more about the process and requirements with the official City of Santa Monica rebate guide: here.