The City of Cottage Grove is awarding a limited number of $20 rebates for rain barrels in an effort to increase water conservation and reduce stormwater runoff. Rain barrels can be placed under a roof downspout to collect stormwater runoff that can be used for watering your garden. The rebate is offered as one-time $20 credit toward applicant’s utility account. This program is available to all property owners in Cottage Grove city limits.

To apply for the Rain Barrel Rebate Program, click here.


  • Applicant must have a utility account with Cottage Grove Utilities.
  • Rebate valid only for rain barrels that are at least 40 gallons in size.
  • Limit of 3 rain barrel rebates per utility account.
  • Rain barrels purchased or installed before the start of the rebate program are not eligible. Rain barrels purchased after June 26, 2018 are eligible for a rebate.  Rain barrels must be purchased and installed before September 1, 2018.
  • Copies of receipts for rain barrels, materials, and/or convertor kits must be submitted to receive a rebate. If applicant builds own rain barrel or uses a convertor kit, rebate may be used for materials or the convertor kit.
  • A picture of the installed rain barrel must be submitted to be eligible for a rebate.
  • Application must be completed and submitted in its entirety to be eligible for a rebate.
  • Applicant, if selected for random inspection, agrees to allow inspector access to the premises in order to verify installation.
  • Rebates will not exceed the purchase price.
  • Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Return application and required documentation to:
    • Cottage Grove Finance Department, Attn: Rain Barrel Program,12800 Ravine Parkway S.,Cottage Grove, MN 55016
    • Fax: 651-458-2897
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If you have questions about the program please contact Aaron Sather, Administration Intern, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 651-458-2830 


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