Updates on the Rain Check Program

Due to revenue declines related to the pandemic, the Philadelphia Water Department has significantly reduced the Rain Check budget resulting in some major changes to the program. We will no longer offer the wood downspout planters or depaving only, and the maximum subsidy is now $1,500.

Educational workshops are now virtual and our goal is to host one a month as the budget allows. To be eligible to participate in the program, you’ll first need to attend a Rain Check workshop. Sign up here to be added to our workshop waiting list. You will be invited to a workshop based on your spot on the waiting list. Since funding is limited, projects will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.

If you’ve already attended a Rain Check workshop and would like to schedule your rain barrel installation, please email RainCheck@pennhort.org for help getting started.

Thank you for your involvement with Rain Check.