Limited-Income Rainwater Harvesting Loan & Grant Program

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 0-interest loan for your household to pay for these systems over time and qualify for the Tucson Water rebate.

Do I Qualify?

  • 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 (FPL) (see chart below)
  • Homeowner of a single-family dwelling
  • Renter of a single-family dwelling (with signed letter of agreement from landlord)
  • Property taxes paid

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.

Attend a Workshop

Rainwater Harvesting Online Workshop – English

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  • 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.

Taller de captura de agua de lluvia en linea – Español

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  • Online
  • Gratís (registro requerido)

Aprenda sobre la captura de agua de lluvia residencial, el programa de reembolso de Tucson Water, y nuestro programa de prestamos y becas  para familias de bajos ingresos. Participar en este taller cumple con uno de los requisitos del reembolso de la ciudad de Tucson. El taller dura aproximadamente 3 horas y es en Español.

Steps of the Program

As a participant in the program, you have the option to have SERI staff represent and assist you through each step of the program.

Apply Now!

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

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