Residents of Round Rock are eligible for water rebates for making their homes more efficient.

What’s happening?

The city of Round Rock is selling discounted rain barrels to encourage residents to conserve water resources as warm weather approaches.

The online presale will run until March 28, offering barrels at a reduced price of $77.50, down from the original cost of $147 per barrel. Residents within city limits are eligible for an additional $25 discount through the city’s Rainwater Collection Rebate program.

The sale is not exclusive to residents, and anyone can purchase a rain barrel. There is also no limit on the number of barrels an individual may purchase.

What you need to know

Those interested can preorder a rain barrel online at

The purchased barrels will be available April 6 for pickup, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Bob Bennett Building, located at 3400 Sunrise Road.

The rain barrels will fit inside most four-door sedans or hatchbacks, according to the city’s website.

The details

The requirements and benefits of the rebate program include:
  • Purchased barrels or tanks must be designed specifically to collect and store liquid
  • Rebate is for 50 cents per gallon of storage capacity
  • Rebate also includes up to 50% of pad material, pump and pipes used for the collection project
  • Total rebate is up to $600 per water account
Additional water rebates are available in the area.

The city buys water from the Lower Colorado River Authority, meaning LCRA’s WaterSmart Rebates are available to the city of Round Rock’s water service area.

Both city residents and those living in surrounding municipal utility districts can receive rebates. The following areas are eligible:
  • City of Round Rock
  • Teravista MUD
  • Vista Oaks MUD
  • Williamson County MUDs 10, 11 and 22
  • Round Rock Ranch PUD
  • Fern Bluff MUD
  • Paloma Lake MUDs 1 and 2
  • Aqua Texas
  • Walsh Ranch MUD
  • R & R Mobile
Find more information about qualifying residential water conservation items and projects here.