Rebates for Conservation

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Piggy bank with a rain drop going in the hole and "Save Water and Money" text across the pig


The City of Ames offers several rebates to promote conservation and sustainability including rebates for rain barrels, rain gardens, native landscaping, soil quality, and energy efficient appliances. 

Click here for a list of available rebates offered by Smart Watersheds

Click here for a list of available rebates offered by Smart Energy


Rain Barrels

Rain barrels are a great way to harvest rainwater for gray water usage around your home and garden. Rain barrels and rain harvesting are completely legal and encouraged in the city of Ames.  In fact, Ames utility customers can receive a one-time $50 rebate if they purchase or build their own rain barrels.

DIY Build a Rain Barrel

Rain Gardens

Ames utility customers can receive up to a $400 rebate for planting a residential rain garden in the Ames City limits. 

Steps to Installing a Rain Garden



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