Slide Catch Rain, Discover rebates & guidance to help beautify your garden & help your creek Catch Savings! Ready to Get Started? Call for a site assessment and water saving report! 512-974-2976 Phone logo to call number

How It Works

Easy as 1.2.3! ish…

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Step 1 - Am I Eligible?

The Rain Catcher Pilot Program boundaries are located within the headwaters of the Waller Creek watershed in North Central Austin.

To see if your address falls in the program area, click on the Map Corner Piece icon in the top right corner of the map to visit Google Maps where you can enter your address in detail by clicking on the Map Corner Piece icon. Or, you can give us a call at 512-974-2976 to check your address and ask questions.

If your property is eligible, learn more about the process in the steps below or click here to jump in and get started. If you’re in one of the future Phases, or if you live outside of the pilot program areas, you can still benefit from many excellent rebate programs offered by the City of Austin.

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Step 2 - Schedule a Site Report

If your property is within the boundaries of the Phase 2 pilot program area, contact us to learn more and, if you are interested, schedule a free site assessment.

A city Ambassador will create a Site Assessment report showing the amount of rainwater that could potentially be collected from the hard surfaces on your property. They will work with you by phone or video call to identify and document drainage problem areas and other site details to be used by a landscape designer to inform where and what type of rainwater features would work for your site.

You will need to commit to collecting at least 75% of the total potential capture to qualify for the program. Your Site Assessment report will include Next Steps on how to schedule a free design consultation visit with a landscape designer who will meet with you by phone, video or in-person to learn how you like to use your space, discuss some rainwater catchment system designs and possible solutions to address other issues through low impact landscaping changes.

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Step 3 - Connect and Plan

After you receive your report, a representative from Urban Patchwork will contact you to talk through some frequently asked questions and help you connect with installation contractors who are qualified for the program.

Before RCPP work could start on your site you may need to have gutters installed or have other site preparation work completed. This will be discussed during your landscape design consultation.
Urban Patchwork can help you organize ALL those moving parts and help you find contractors who are just the right fit.

During COVID-19 Time Urban Patchwork will take safety precautions to protect you and our staff. A lot of communication will happen over the phone, email or zoom. When we do visit a property, it will be after discussing safety precautions with you, and after making sure everyone is comfortable. Urban Patchwork staff will practice social distancing and wear a mask throughout the visit.

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Step 4 - Install and Enjoy!

Next you’ll meet with a contractor, share the report and the initial design concepts, and dial in on a project plan that meets your needs and budget.

At the same time, Urban Patchwork staff will be ensuring you’re maximizing all your rebates and benefits, and we’ll start the paperwork process for those rebates so you don’t have to.

When you’re happy with the contractor’s plans, the cost estimates, and the rebates, you’re ready to schedule your new system installation! All you do is pay the homeowner co-pay, finish signing any necessary contracts, and pick a start date!

The contractor will take things from there and see your installation through, start to finish. Urban Patchwork staff will check in to ensure everything is on point and on schedule, and we’ll finalize all your rebates once the project is complete.

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Step 5 - Get Even More Discounts

After you and a City ambassador have signed off that the work is complete, Urban Patchwork will create a report that walks you through exactly how to fill out the Stormwater Management Discount paperwork with the Watershed Protection Department in order to find out if and how much of a monthly discount you get based on the water you’re catching instead of sending into the stormwater drains!
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Step 1 - Am I Eligible?

The Rain Catcher Pilot Program boundaries are located within the headwaters of the Waller Creek watershed in North Central Austin.

To see if your address falls in the program area, click on the Map Corner Piece icon in the top right corner of the map to visit Google Maps where you can enter your address in detail by clicking on the Map Corner Piece icon. Or, you can give us a call at 512-974-2976 to check your address and ask questions.

If your property is eligible, learn more about the process in the steps below or click here to jump in and get started. If you’re in one of the future Phases, or if you live outside of the pilot program areas, you can still benefit from many excellent rebate programs offered by the City of Austin.

How It works rain demo
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Step 2 - Schedule a Site Report

If your property is within the boundaries of the Phase 2 pilot program area, contact us to learn more and, if you are interested, schedule a free site assessment.

A city Ambassador will create a Site Assessment report showing the amount of rainwater that could potentially be collected from the hard surfaces on your property. They will work with you by phone or video call to identify and document drainage problem areas and other site details to be used by a landscape designer to inform where and what type of rainwater features would work for your site.

You will need to commit to collecting at least 75% of the total potential capture to qualify for the program. Your Site Assessment report will include Next Steps on how to schedule a free design consultation visit with a landscape designer who will meet with you by phone, video or in-person to learn how you like to use your space, discuss some rainwater catchment system designs and possible solutions to address other issues through low impact landscaping changes.

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Step 3 - Connect and Plan

After you receive your report, a representative from Urban Patchwork will contact you to talk through some frequently asked questions and help you connect with installation contractors who are qualified for the program.

Before RCPP work could start on your site you may need to have gutters installed or have other site preparation work completed. This will be discussed during your landscape design consultation.

Urban Patchwork can help you organize ALL those moving parts and help you find contractors who are just the right fit.

During COVID-19 Time Urban Patchwork will take safety precautions to protect you and our staff. A lot of communication will happen over the phone, email or zoom. When we do visit a property, it will be after discussing safety precautions with you, and after making sure everyone is comfortable. Urban Patchwork staff will practice social distancing and wear a mask throughout the visit.

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Step 4 - Install and Enjoy!

Next you’ll meet with a contractor, share the report and the initial design concepts, and dial in on a project plan that meets your needs and budget.

At the same time, Urban Patchwork staff will be ensuring you’re maximizing all your rebates and benefits, and we’ll start the paperwork process for those rebates so you don’t have to.

When you’re happy with the contractor’s plans, the cost estimates, and the rebates, you’re ready to schedule your new system installation! All you do is pay the homeowner co-pay, finish signing any necessary contracts, and pick a start date!

The contractor will take things from there and see your installation through, start to finish. Urban Patchwork staff will check in to ensure everything is on point and on schedule, and we’ll finalize all your rebates once the project is complete.

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Step 5 - Get Even More Discounts

After you and a City ambassador have signed off that the work is complete, Urban Patchwork will create a report that walks you through exactly how to fill out the Stormwater Management Discount paperwork with the Watershed Protection Department in order to find out if and how much of a monthly discount you get based on the water you’re catching instead of sending into the stormwater drains!
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All done! Enjoy saving water, saving the environment, and saving money!

Contact Us

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The quickest way to get started is to schedule a Site Assessment, so you can learn your property’s true rain catchment potential. When you email, call, or submit the form here, a City of Austin program ambassador will respond, answer any questions, and, if you are still interested in participating, set up a time to discuss your Site Assessment with you.

In order to follow current COVID-19 best practices, we are happy to do the site assessments and design consultation conversations by phone or video calls. The landscape design consultation visit can be done on site by following social distance guidelines and wearing face coverings, if you’re comfortable with it. Or, you can save your site assessment report and design plans for when you’re ready to have visitors.

The quickest way to get started is to schedule a Site Assessment, so you can learn your property’s true rain catchment potential. When you email, call, or submit the form here, a City of Austin program ambassador will respond, answer any questions, and, if you are still interested in participating, set up a time to discuss your Site Assessment with you.

In order to follow current COVID-19 best practices, we are happy to do the site assessments and design consultation conversations by phone or video calls. The landscape design consultation visit can be done on site by following social distance guidelines and wearing face coverings, if you’re comfortable with it. Or, you can save your site assessment report and design plans for when you’re ready to have visitors.

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