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Walnut Creek Green Stormwater Incentive Pilot

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Overview

Thanks to a grant from the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund, the Town of Cary is announcing the Walnut Creek Green Stormwater Incentive Pilot. This project allows us to assist citizens and businesses in the Walnut Creek watershed with installing green stormwater infrastructure by providing a $5,000 incentive. 

Residential Rain Garden in Downtown Cary

Who?

Property owners, either residential or commercial, in the Walnut Creek Watershed are eligible. Each property is eligible for only one incentive. 

What?

An incentive of up to $5,000 per property is available for green stormwater devices that are voluntary and not required by law or regulation. Once all grant funds are committed, no more applicants will be accepted and this website will be updated to reflect pilot closure. The funds are first come, first-served through the application process outlined below. The eligible project types are below. Project costs may include design, installation, and materials. No personal time may be compensated. Payment will only be issued upon successful installation of a green stormwater device and with proper receipts and documentation. 

Eligible Project Types for Residential Properties

  • Rain garden
  • Rain barrels/Cisterns, 100 gallon minimum
  • Permeable pavers
  • Impervious surface removal
  • Critical area planting
  • Grassed swales
  • Downspout disconnection

Eligible Project Types for Commercial Properties or Homeowners Associations

  • Rain garden
  • Cistern, 250 gallons minimum
  • Permeable pavers
  • Impervious surface removal
  • Critical area planting
  • Grassed swales
  • Downspout disconnection
  • Pet waste receptacles
  • Wetland
  • Riparian buffer

Where?

Only applicants in the Walnut Creek watershed are eligible. Not sure if your property is in the Walnut Creek watershed? Try this tool or call 311 to receive assistance in determining if you are eligible. 

How?

Interested in applying? Call Emily Barrett at (919) 469-5125 to answer a few questions by phone. Based on these questions, if your property seems like a possible good fit for the program, then a site visit will be scheduled to determine eligibility, and an application will be provided. 

Questions?

Call Emily Barrett, Sustainability Manager, at (919) 469-5125 or email emily.barrett@townofcary.org.