RAIN Home Visit
- keep your basement dry
- save money on your water bills
- qualify for stormwater credits
RAIN Barrel Blitz Fundraiser
- SIGN UP TO A WAITLIST to be notified about upcoming sales in Waterloo Region this spring. Several styles and models to choose from, as well as a diverter to make installation and winterizing hassle-free.
Thank you to everyone who supported our RAIN Barrel Blitz - the first ever region-wide rain barrel distribution held on April 27, 2013 in partnership with RainBarrel.ca and 10 local groups. Local groups received $10 for each barrel sold and $2 for each diverter. You bought over 1,200 barrels, which raised over $12,000 for worthy causes!
Apply for Stormwater credits
Property owners in Kitchener and Waterloo are able to apply for stormwater credits of up to 45% of the stormwater portion of their utility bill in their city of residence. If you would like help with your application join us for one of our Stormwater Saturdays (details below).
Every time it rains...
a host of bacteria, chemicals, fuels and heavy metals wash off our lawns, driveways, sidewalks and streets, running straight into lakes and rivers via the underground storm sewer system, increasing stream bank erosion and creating hazards for swimming and aquatic life. (Read more...)
Let's do something about it!
But what exactly can individuals do about such a big issue? Most of the land in urban areas is privately owned. The small changes that you and your neighbours make on your individual properties add up to big changes. If everyone does something small it will have a big impact, with the ultimate goals being swimmable beaches, fishable rivers and vibrant urban rivers and lakes. So to do your part all you need to do is:
RAIN aims to provide practical solutions to help people reduce the quantity and increase the quality of the water that flows from their properties. We'll show you how at a variety of free local events, workshops, and presentations. Check our website for upcoming events or contact Sharmalene Mendis-Millard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-744-9799 x4 to have your inquiry directed to the most appropriate team member.
RAIN is an urban stormwater education program delivered across Ontario by different regional organizations in an effort to safeguard surface and groundwater resources. Read more about the program goals and methods.Next