Storm Water Management

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Storm Water Management

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Rain Barrel Cost Share

Carmel residential property owners are eligible to receive $50 cost share per rain barrel installed or $75 cost share per barrel installed in a targeted watershed. Cost share not to exceed $375.

Rain barrels are a great source of free soft water for watering plants, irrigation, and other outdoor household chores. A rain barrel can save you 1,500 gallons of water a year! When you use your free rain barrel water, not only do you save money, but you help protect our water by reducing storm water runoff that carries pollutants from leaving your yard to nearby ponds and streams.

  • To learn more about rain barrels and how to purchase them, please visit the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Rain Barrel Information Page

  • Visit Rain on Main to learn about the City of Carmel’s Annual Rain Barrel Auction. It’s your chance to bid on a custom Rain Barrel, painted by local artists!

  • Please fill out the Residential Rain Barrel Cost Share Application and follow the submittal directions on the application. Please allow 1-2 months for processing of applications.