Program Mission

Currently we’re using up our fresh water supplies faster than rainfall can replenish it — only 1% of the water on Earth is usable!  Bridging The Gap offers many ways to help you conserve water at home: rain barrels, rain gardens, home water conservation kits, and more!

Leak Stoppers

Qualifying KCMO residents - sign up for free water conservation kits

KC Water and Bridging The Gap are partnering to bring you “Leak Stoppers,” a program that provides income-eligible KC Water customers with water-saving devices like kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators, high-efficiency shower heads, and more. We will even install them for you free of charge! You can participate in Leak Stoppers if your income is less than $31,895 for a family of two, or less than $48,470 for a family of four.

Rain Barrels

When you use a rain barrel, you’re capturing chlorine-free water for use in your yard that would otherwise go down storm sewers or into areas of your property where it’s not needed. By “harvesting” this natural resource, you can redirect the water where you need it most. One inch of rain on the roof of a 1,000 sq. ft. house measures about 600 gallons of water. Bridging The Gap offers high-quality rain barrels for just $65.

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JOCO Residents You May Be Eligible

Stormwater Rebates

When you install a qualifying garden, rain barrel, or native tree in your landscape, you are not only helping the environment by reducing stormwater runoff and creating natural habitats for pollinators and other wildlife, you could also be eligible to receive a refund for up to 50% of the installation and material cost. Click below to learn more about sustainable lanscape solutions featured in this program.

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