Limited-Income Rainwater Harvesting Program

Program Overview

Interested in collecting rainwater on your property to help water your plants, shade your home, cool urban temperatures, grow your garden, and increase biodiversity in Tucson? Our Limited-Income Rainwater Harvesting Program seeks to increase the participation of limited-income households in Tucson Water’s rainwater harvesting rebate program. Many limited-income households cannot afford the upfront costs to install a rainwater harvesting system. With funding from Tucson Water, our program provides a grant and if needed a zero interest loan for your household to pay for these systems over time and qualify for the Tucson Water rebate. As a participant in our program, we will act as your liaison with Tucson Water and if desired assist you with the full program process including the initial plan, scope of work, paperwork, purchasing materials, and hiring contractors for installation.

If your household gross income is equal to or less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) you qualify for a grant of up to $750. If your household gross income is great than 100% of the FPL but less than or equal to 200% FPL, you qualify for a grant of up to $500. If needed loans of up to $2,000 are available to all households that meet the requirements for our program. If you obtain a loan, you must make a deposit of $20.00 or 10% of its value (the higher amount will be applied). Most loans are for 12 months.

Upcoming Workshops

Rainwater Harvesting Online Workshop – English

Rainwater HarvestingRainwater Harvesting

  • Online
  • Free (registration required)

Learn about residential rainwater harvesting, qualification requirements for Tucson Water’s Rebate Program, and SERI’s Limited Income Loan and Grant Program. Attending this workshop meets one of the requirements for the City of Tucson’s rainwater harvesting rebate. This workshop is about 3 hours long and in English.

Rainwater Harvesting Online Workshop – English

Rainwater HarvestingRainwater Harvesting

  • Online
  • Free (registration required)

Learn about residential rainwater harvesting, qualification requirements for Tucson Water’s Rebate Program, and SERI’s Limited Income Loan and Grant Program. Attending this workshop meets one of the requirements for the City of Tucson’s rainwater harvesting rebate. This workshop is about 3 hours long and in English.

Requirements to Participate and Income-Limits Chart

  • Tucson Water customer and account in good standing
  • Attend a rainwater harvesting online workshop
  • Gross income equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (PL) chart
  • Homeowner of a single-family dwelling
  • Renter of a single-family dwelling (with signed letter of agreement from landlord)
  • Property taxes paid

Apply and Contact Us

*Our program is currently only available to Tucson Water customers.

For more information and/or questions please contact us at seri@seriaz.org.