Residential Rain Barrel Program Application
Effective October 19, 2015 until January 2016, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is pleased to offer qualifying San Francisco residents with one free 50-gallon rain barrel and downspout diverter kit. The diverter kit connects directly to your downspout and directs rainwater into the barrel. When the barrel is full, excess rainwater is diverted back into the downspout to prevent overflows.
If you own or rent a single-family or two-unit home in San Francisco and have an active SFPUC water account, you can apply for 1 free 50-gallon rain barrell & 1 free downspout diverter kit to collect and use rainwater for landscape irrigation or flushing your toilet.
Renters may also apply submitting an signed owner release form. Free rain barrels and downspout diverter kits will be available on a first-come first-serve basis while supplies last.
Rainwater harvesting systems can be as simple as using a small home-made rain barrel or installing a large underground cistern or storage tank. By capturing any amount of rainwater and reusing it, you help reduce runoff volume and delay and reduce the peak runoff flows from residential and commercial sites.
For more information on the program or how to buld your own rain barrel system visit sfwater.org/rainwater or email email@example.com.