Rain Check

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


Attend Rain Check in 
February and Get a Jump on Spring Home Improvements!


Sign up for a Rain Check workshop using the links below.


Attending a workshop now is the best way to ensure you will have a green tool for your home once the weather warms up in spring.

To encourage participation, we are offering two new incentivies for past and future Rain Check participants during upcoming winter workshops. 

Monthly Artistic Rain Barrel Raffle: This February, we’ll be giving away a specially wrapped rain barrel to a randomly selected workshop participant. Winners will have three designs created by Philadelphia student artists and the Mural Arts Program to choose from.

Refer a Friend for Flower Show Tickets: Past participants who get Philadelphia residents to come to a Rain Check workshop by February 20 will have a chance to win two tickets to this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show. Just spread the word about Rain Check and tell people to give your name when they RSVP for their workshop (participant must attend the workshop).

Use the signup link below to find a workshop that works for you!

Start Managing Stormwater

Downspout Planter

1. Learn more.
Philadelphia Water 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 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 porous 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 Philadelphia Water and managed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in partnership with the Sustainable Business Network (SBN).


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