The city requires all projects that receive Rainwater Rewards Program funding to be covered by a maintenance agreement to help ensure the system will continue to work as intended. Agreements will be tailored specifically for each project, and must include a maintenance plan, schedule and inspection plan.
Residents will be required to properly maintain their project for five years.
View the sample agreement to see what should be included in the agreement.
Annual inspections and maintenance
City staff will perform annual inspections on each project and provide an overall rating. If substantial maintenance is required, the owner will be notified of the required maintenance and given a timeline to complete it.
If the required maintenance is not completed within the given timeframe, the city will enforce the maintenance requirements through the property maintenance codes, which can be found on Section 302.2 of the 2012 Property Maintenance City Code. Additionally, if maintenance issues persist, the city reserves the right to assess the property owner the initial grant funds. If the homeowner sells the home, they are required to contact the city within 30 days of the sale.