The Municipality, through its Fonds vert program, offers an incentive for the purchase of rainwater barrels.
This pilot project ends on December 31, 2023, or until the budget is exhausted.
Since most of the drinking water is not used for consumption and rainwater is free, it can be used for many purposes such as watering the gardens, the yards or washing cars. Here is some other examples:
To be eligible to the program:
Grants are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted, until December 31, 2023.
The incentive for the purchase of rainwater barrels program offers a full reimbursement of the bill (excluding taxes) up to a maximum of $130.
The Municipality of Chelsea is aware of the effects that climate change could have on the drinking water resource. This pilot project is part of measure 1.15 of the Climate Change Adaption Plan (CCAP) 2021-2026; Retain or collect rainwater.