Rain Garden Rebates

Stormwater garden - orange and pink flowers with green leafy plants.

When it rains, runoff flows from our roofs, yards, and driveways, carrying oil, fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants into our environment. Low Impact Development (LID) techniques such as rain gardens help protect water quality.

Rain Garden Retrofit Rebates

The City of Port Angeles is providing financial assistance to residents and businesses building rain gardens at their existing home or place of business. Approved applicants may receive a rebate of up to $1000 for the purchase of materials such as plants, compost, sand, mulch, and rock. Rain gardens manage stormwater on your property where it originates. You can contribute to reducing the amount of stormwater and pollutants coming from your property by incorporating rain gardens into your yard.

Green Infrastructure Rebate

The City provides rebates for new development or redevelopment projects that result in less than 5000 square feet of new or replaced hard surfaces, and implements two or more of the following:

  • Permeable pavement
  • Compost amended soils in all disturbed areas not covered by new improvements
  • Rain gardens

Rebates available as funding allows include:

  • Permeable pavement - $1 per square foot, up to a maximum of $1000
  • Composted amended soils - voucher for up to 10 yards of compost
  • Rain garden - up to $1000 for materials to install rain garden

General Program Guidelines

Rain gardens must be located inside city limits. Applicants must be approved prior to commencement of construction. Green Infrastructure Rebates may be combined, but limit one rebate of each type per household or business. A minimum of 400 square feet of impervious surface area, such as roofs, driveways, or patios must drain to proposed rain garden to be eligible.

Applications for Rain Garden Retrofit Rebate will be accepted from March 1, 2018, through November 30, 2018, or until available funding is depleted, whichever comes sooner. All work must be completed and the rebate form submitted by December 10, 2018.

Applications for Green Infrastructure Rebate will be accepted until further notice with a Building Permit or Clearing and Grading Permit application. If available funding is depleted, notice will be given on this webpage, and no further applications will be approved.

Applicants will be notified regarding the status of approval or denial of their applications within three weeks of the application submittal. Applicants denied rebates may revise and resubmit their applications for reconsideration if they adequately address all prior comments.

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