Preview Application Forms
Requirements & Guidelines
Red Asterisk denotes mandatory fields
1. Dry Well Location
Physical Description of Location of Dry Well (e.g., back of house on the right, front of house on left etc.,)
2. Size and Dimensions
Size(gal) of Dry Well
(Use Montgomery County Specifications)
Dry Well Dimensions (Ft.)
What are your project goals?
3. Roof Drainage Area to Dry Well
Square Feet of Building's Roof draining to dry well (Sq. Ft) (Stand on the ground to measure the length and width of the roof - do not measure the slope of the roof) (Google maps has a good measuring tool)
Total Roof Area (Sq. Ft)
4. Drainage Issues
Does your house have a basement and/or a sump pump?
If you answered yes above, have you ever experienced basement flooding, or does your pump run regularly?
Yes (Please explain below)
If you answered 'yes' to the above question, please explain
5. Do your soils drain?(PERC Test)
You MUST do a required Drainage Test to determine whether the soils on your site are acceptable to do a Rain Garden
(this test is done in the same area that the Rain Garden is proposed to be built)
Dig a 2' deep and 1' wide drainage test pit, fill it with water and note the time to drain
After 36 hours, was the hole empty?
First Fill - Time to Drain(hours)
Within 12 hours of the hole emptying, fill the hole a second time and record the time to drain
The second filling should drain within 24 to 46 hours, if not, discuss other alternatives with RainScapes Staff!
Second Fill - Time to Drain(hours)
6. Dry Well Type
Is this a single downspout drywell, or will there be multiple downspouts linked into this drywell?
Number of Downspouts (if multiple)
Where does your roof leader currently drain?
Onto the grass
Onto the driveway
Underground and piped to street(connect overflow to downspout)
Size of Dry Well (gallons)
Who will be constructing the dry well?
Do it Yourself
7. Contractor/installer (if applicable)
8. Project Cost
Total Estimated Cost($)
Check max. rebate allowed for your project
I agree to allow reasonable access to the RainScapes project site for periodic public tours organized by DEP
How did you hear about the RainScapes program?
Saw a sign
Friend or neighbor has a rainscape
Saw an ad