After attending a workshop, follow these steps to order your Stormwater Tool. After ordering your tool, you will be contacted by PHS or a Rain Check contractor.

Complete Waiver Form

All participants must submit a signed waiver form signed by the property owner before an installation, consultation, or assessment can be scheduled. If you didn’t fill out a waiver at the workshop, download the waiver form and email a signed copy to RainCheck@pennhort.org or mail to:

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Attn: Rain Check
100 N 20th Street - 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495

Rain Barrels Only

If you would like a free rain barrel and are not interested in other tools, you do not need a consultation.

To schedule your rain barrel installation, email RainCheck@pennhort.org or call 215-988-8767, unless you already scheduled it at the workshop.

​Get a Consultation or Assessment

Not sure what tool is right for your property?

Sign up for an assessor to visit your house and conduct a whole house assessment. The assessor will help you determine which tools are right for your property.

Download the Whole House Assessment Request Form and mail the form and a $25 payment to the address below or submit a payment on PHS’ secure website: https://phsonline.org/programs/rain-check/cost-share-payment.

The $25 assessment fee is non-refundable and will not be credited to the cost of your installation. After PHS receives your payment, an assessor will contact you to schedule the assessment. If you decide to move forward with a specific tool, a second $25 payment for a tool-specific consultation is required. This $25 consultation payment is also non-refundable but will be credited to the cost of your chosen tool.

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Attn: Rain Check
100 N 20th Street - 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495

Know which tool you want?

If you know which tool you want, you are ready for a consultation with a contractor. Follow the steps below to schedule and pay for your consultation.

Make a Payment

Metal Downspout Planter

  1. Submit a $25 payment for a consultation appointment on PHS’ secure website: https://phsonline.org/programs/rain-check/cost-share-payment. The $25 fee is non-refundable but it will be credited to the cost of the planter. After PHS receives your payment, the contractor will contact you to schedule the consultation.

    To pay with a check or money order, please print and complete our Consultation Request Form. Payments should note “Rain Check Cost Share Fee” in the memo line should be made out to “PHS”. Mail completed form and payments to:

    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    Attn: Rain Check
    100 N 20th Street - 5th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495

  2. After your consultation, submit the remaining $75 payment on PHS’ secure website: https://phsonline.org/programs/rain-check/cost-share-payment. After PHS receives your payment, the planter will be fabricated and the installation contractor will contact you to schedule the installation. To pay with a check or money order, please print and complete our Downspout Planter Order Form and mail to the address above. The paperwork you received after the consultation includes recommendations for the size and sun conditions for the planter.

Wood Downspout Planter

  1. Submit a $25 payment for a consultation appointment on PHS’ secure website: https://phsonline.org/programs/rain-check/cost-share-payment. The $25 fee is non-refundable but it will be credited to the cost of the planter. After PHS receives your payment, the contractor will contact you to schedule the consultation.

    To pay with a check or money order, please print and complete our Consultation Request Form. Payments should note “Rain Check Cost Share Fee” in the memo line should be made out to “PHS”. Mail completed form and payments to:

    Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    Attn: Rain Check
    100 N 20th Street - 5th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495

  2. After your consultation, submit the remaining $225 payment* on PHS’ secure website: https://phsonline.org/programs/rain-check/cost-share-payment. After PHS receives your payment, the planter will be fabricated and the installation contractor will contact you to schedule the installation. To pay with a check or money order, please print and complete our Downspout Planter Order Form and mail to the address above. The paperwork you received after the consultation includes recommendations for the size and sun conditions for the planter.

    *New price effective July 1, 2018 for those who attend a workshop after July 1, 2018. For more information visit the wood downspout planter page.

Rain Gardens or Masonry Work

  1. Submit a $25 payment for a consultation appointment on PHS’ secure website: https://phsonline.org/programs/rain-check/cost-share-payment. The $25 fee is non-refundable but it will be credited to the cost of the installation. To pay with a check or money order, please print and complete our Consultation Request Form. Payments should note “Rain Check Cost Share Fee” in the memo line should be made out to “PHS”. Mail completed form and payments to the address above.

    After PHS receives your payment, the contractor will contact you to schedule the consultation.

  2. If you decide to proceed with the tool after receiving a cost estimate, notify your contractor. If PWD approves the installation, Rain Check will pay up to $2,000 towards the cost of the tool. Any additional payments should be given to the contractor directly.

    Please note: the $25 fee is not refundable if your desired project is not feasible, does not meet the program guidelines, or you decide not to move forward with an installation.