Make Every Raindrop Count!
Make the most of Santa Fe’s monsoon season
Monsoon season in The City Different looks different from year to year. Some years the rainfall is abundant, other years it's extra scare. Every year every drop counts. Value water.
Rainwater can be used in many ways once it has been stored, i.e. for irrigation, fountains, ponds, animals, and domestic uses for humans. The RainCatcher installs many types of passive and active rainwater catchment systems to help you use this free water source wisely.
What are the benefits of rainwater harvesting?
The benefits of harvesting rainwater (both passive and active) are many! Stored rainwater can sustain a landscape in a drought and saves well water or money on water bills. Collecting rainwater from impermeable surfaces and using it purposefully in the ground allows for the water to be cleaned by the soil’s microorganisms. It also allows that specific area of soil to grow plants that may not survive on typical rainfall alone. Water harvesting recharges aquifers, both shallow and deep.
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Below are details about our rain water harvesting rebates. For full details about our rain water catchment rebates visit our Outdoor Rebates page
Rain Water Catchment (Small Volume)
REBATE VALUES 50 to 499 gallon – $.25/gallon capacity Requirements: Rain barrels must have an overflow, secure lid for safety, screen, and water access tap to qualify. Each residential customer is eligible for rebates on a maximum of four rain barrels per household on account.
Rain Water Catchment (Large Volume)
REBATE VALUES Cisterns have a rebate value of $0.25/gallon. Bonus cistern rebates also available. BONUS 1: additional $0.125/gallon-size cistern to handle 2″ of rainfall on roof. BONUS 2: additional $0.25/gallon when you use rain water inside home for flushing toilets and/or other non-potable use(s) such as washing clothes. (Plumbing must comply with city code). If eligible, drawings and building permit # must be uploaded with receipts.
Saving water is always in season in Santa Fe, in wet times and dry. Some restrictions on water use are always in place. To find out more about year-round requirements, click here.
City water managers constantly monitor for drought conditions and keep up-to-date on snowpack, reservoir levels and weather conditions. Drought or no drought, water conservation and drought awareness are cornerstones of the City’s comprehensive water planning approach. Visit our Drought Management page to learn more about how we plan for and manage drought.