Starting a New Rainwater Rewards Project
Interested in Rainwater Rewards and wondering where to start? Follow the steps below:
Please review the applicable Rainwater Management Standards below, all work will need to comply with what is set out in these documents.
- Rainwater Management Standards - Do-It-Yourself for your Home [PDF - 3.2 MB] - for simpler low density residential projects (1-4 units)
- Rainwater Management Standards - Professional Edition [PDF - 4.9 MB]- for all property types, but must work with a professional
Step 1 - Review the application requirements
Review 'Appendix A - Rainwater Rewards Pre-Approval Guide' in the above standards for a list of requirements to complete your project and application.
Step 2 - Complete the Site Assessment Checklist
The checklist can be found in Part 2 of the above standards, it looks like this:
Please include a site assessment drawing similar to this:
You can use an aerial photo of your home from VicMap, or a scaled hand drawing.
Step 3 - Choose a rainwater management method
Considerations include site selection and site feasibility - look for this table in Section 2 of the above standards document:
Step 4 - Determine if your project can be 'DIY'
Step 5 - Size your rainwater management method
Each rainwater management method has its own sizing calculation. Sizing calculations for each rainwater management method can be found in the Rainwater Management Standards - Part 4: Professional Design and Sizing Approach.
Step 6 - Prepare your design drawing
Provide a plan drawing with dimensions outlining where the rainwater management method will be located. Tip: you can use your site assessment drawing (Step 2 above) as a starting point.
Step 7 - Submit for pre-approval
Submit your design, plan drawings and calculations for pre-approval through our online application. The Stormwater Specialist will review and circulate to any other applicable departments for review.
Step 8 - Complete your project!
Once you receive your pre-approval notice, work can begin. The Stormwater Specialist will coordinate any necessary inspections.
Submit proof of your completed work, including photos and invoices, as well as a maintenance plan to receive your Rebate and/or Credit.
Have questions? Contact the Stormwater Specialist by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 250.361.0443