If you’re researching the possibility of a rainwater system on your property, you’re likely curious about the availability of tax breaks or rainwater rebates in your area. Below find a list, although not comprehensive, of available rainwater rebates in Texas.
//Last updated July 2021//
Not only is it legal to collect rainwater in Texas, the State also recognizes the importance of rainwater and fully supports rainwater harvesting as a sustainable solution. To encourage rainwater harvesting, all rainwater equipment and supplies are tax-free under Texas Tax Code Section 151.355 (Read More). And yes! This means the installation of your rainwater system, no matter the size, is free from sales tax.
Furthermore, under Texas Tax Code 11.32, property owners “may exempt from taxation part or all of the assessed value of the property on which approved water conservation initiatives [including rainwater harvesting]….have been implemented.”
RAIN BARREL REBATES (smaller scale, typically up to 500 gallons)