Our RainHarvest program encourages homeowners and small businesses to reduce water use and improve the water quality of local streams, rivers and lakes by collecting rainwater.
Utahns can reduce municipal water demand and mitigate the effects of drought by participating in the RainHarvest program. Join the rainwater harvesting revolution that is sweeping across America.
Why harvest the rain?
RainHarvest saves water.
Harvesting the rain can help reduce water demand on municipal systems and provide more water for landscapes when it is needed.
RainHarvest improves water quality
Capturing the rain improves water quality by preventing urban runoff from flowing through streets and gutters and flushing urban pollutants into our waterways.
How does RainHarvest work?
RainHarvest is a rainwater collection program to engage homeowners and small businesses to use rainwater to reduce water use and improve water quality of local streams, rivers and lakes. Through the RainHarvest program, the URC partners with municipalities to offer discounted rain barrels to urban Utah residents.
How much water can RainHarvest save?
As of 2010, all Utahns are allowed to legally collect up to 2,500 gallons of rainwater on their property in covered above ground containers or in underground cisterns.
If a residence is collecting rain water in more than two containers under 100 gallons or in one container above 100 gallons, they must register with the State Engineer. The process is free and can be completed in just a few minutes online.
Our first-ever RainHarvest Event on May 9th, 2015 was one of the largest rain barrel events ever in the U.S. The Utah Rivers Council, Murray City and Salt Lake County distributed over 1,000 barrels in just 4 hours at our event. Now the programs has over 2,300 rain barrels in use, holding 50 gallons each, we are now saving 115,000 gallons every time there is a good rainstorm.
Click here to get on our RainHarvest waiting list and start collecting the rain at your home…