Rain Barrel and Cistern Rebate Guidelines

  • Each service address is eligible for up to four rain barrels or one cistern rebate.
  • Rain barrels must have a minimum capacity of 50 gallons. 
  • Cisterns must have a capacity of at least 200 gallons. Please check with your City to see if cisterns are allowed under the municipal code. 

Rebate amounts vary by size:

Capacity                 Rebate

200-500 gallons      $250

501-999 gallons      $300

1,000+ gallons        $350

  • Rain barrels and cisterns must be purchased as a unit; they may not be homemade using separate parts/pieces.
  • Barrels/cisterns must have a cover to prevent mosquitos, rodents and debris from entering.
  • Cisterns must be constructed of rigid material that holds its shape. Collapsible, soft-sided cisterns are not allowed.
  • Cisterns should be elevated 6 inches off the ground on a solid foundation and must be mounted in a way that does not impede water from a downspout. 
  • Rebates do not apply to sales tax and labor charges.

To claim your rain barrel or cistern rebate:

Step 1: Purchase a rain barrel or cistern at any hardware store, home and garden store or online. 

Step 2: Complete rebate application.

Step 3: Mail application with a copy of the sales receipt and water bill to:

Thinking Green Consultants
P.O. Box 3268
La Habra, CA 90632-3268

You will receive a check in 8-10 weeks. 
For more information, contact Thinking Green Consultants at (855) 512 -1221.