Rainscapes Reward Program

Rain Cisterns

The City of Gaithersburg’s Rainscapes Rewards program, modeled after Montgomery County’s Rainscapes Rewards Program, aims to help residential property owners, homeowners associations, private education facilities, nonprofits, and multifamily dwellings improve stormwater runoff conditions on their property by installing natural drainage projects.

These projects are designed to reduce the amount of stormwater entering local streams, increase groundwater supply, and reduce chemical and nutrient pollutants entering waterways. Other environmental benefits of these projects include reduced energy consumption and air pollution from lawn mowers, reduced water use for irrigation during droughts, and increased biodiversity in the suburban landscape. Importantly, these unique landscaping enhancements can ultimately add value to the property.

The City of Gaithersburg’s Rainscapes Rewards program includes education resources and financial incentives for natural drainage projects. Currently, Gaithersburg administers the following:

Conservation Landscaping Program

The City of Gaithersburg offers rebates to eligible single-family residential property owners, homeowners associations, private education facilities, nonprofits, and multifamily dwellings who install conservation landscapes on their property.

Rainwater Collection Program

The City of Gaithersburg offers rebates to eligible single-family residential property owners, homeowners associations, private education facilities, nonprofits, and multifamily dwellings who install rainwater collection systems on their property.