Learn about how to install cisterns and rain gardens that qualify for rebates from Seattle Public Utilities and King County.
With every storm, rain carries pollutants off our roofs, driveways and other hard surfaces to local creeks, Lake Washington and Puget Sound. During big storms, the sheer volume of this stormwater can cause sewer overflows, and erode hillsides and stream banks. Property owners can help manage stormwater runoff by installing rain gardens and/or cisterns on private property. This prevents flooding, adds attractive landscaping, and can provide water for summer irrigation.
This 3-day orientation is the only way for contractors to become recognized by the program as being qualified to perform these installations. Rebates are only given to those installations done by recognized contractors. This orientation includes RainWise specifications and how to apply for rebates.
Participants will learn:
– RainWise design details
– Sizing and rebate calculating
– Locating and setback requirements
– Inspection process and requirements
– Rebate process and required paper work
– How RainWise helps to market your business to customers
In addition to this three day event, contractors must have a contractor’s license with the State of Washington and a business license with the City of Seattle.
This Orientation is for English-speaking Contractors. For Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese Language, please email [email protected] for information on the next multilingual orientation.
For more information on RainWise check out rainwise.seattle.gov.
ALL THREE DAYS ARE REQUIRED TO BECOME A RAINWISE CONTRACTOR.