Rain Check

Rain Check is a Philadelphia Water Department program that helps residents manage stormwater and beautify their homes.


Exciting News!  Voting is now open for the Rain Check Photo Contest.  Please go to, http://bit.ly/RainCheckPhotos, to vote for your favorite.  Voting is limited to once every 24 hours and ends on Friday, July 28, 2017.


*We're happy to announce that the Rain Check program is celebrating its 5 year anniversary!

Start Managing Stormwater

Downspout Planter

1. Learn more.
The Philadelphia Water Department provides residents with free rain barrels and helps pay for landscape improvements for your home. Learn about the Stormwater Tools we offer.

2. Sign up for Rain Check.

Sign up for a Rain Check Workshop to begin the program.

3. Get your tool installed.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will arrange for the installation of your stormwater tool.

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About Rain Check

Rain Check is a Philadelphia Water Department program that helps residents manage stormwater at their homes. Participants can get a free rain barrel and/or get a downspout planter, rain garden or permeable paving installed at a reduced price. Rain Check supports Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters program which is working in neighborhoods across the City, adding green features to keep excess stormwater out of sewers.

The program is funded by the Philadelphia Water Department and managed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in partnership with the Sustainable Business Network (SBN).


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