The Ann Arbor city stormwater fee structure is based on amount of impervious surface and provides storm water credits for residents who implement:
1. rain barrels or 2. rain gardens or 3. detention ponds
Where to buy a rain barrel
Growing Hope periodically sells rain barrels as a fundraiser.
RainReserve sells rain barrels and rain diverters online.
Tank Depot sells a number rain barrels and water tanks.
How to build a rain barrel
The University of Florida Extension guide to building rain barrels is recommended by the city.
- Council approves stormwater credits for rain barrels, Arbor Update 6 June 2007.
- Residential Storm Credits, City of Ann Arbor web site. Viewed 9 July 2007.