Find out about eligibility and requirements for the rainwater goods item.
How much will be paid
£11.40 per metre.
Where to use this item
Available for Mid Tier and Higher Tier
- in areas targeted for the reduction of water pollution from agriculture
- with support from a Catchment Sensitive Farming officer
Where this item cannot be used
- for guttering and downpipes on proposed new buildings
- on covered or indoor yards
How this item will benefit the environment
New guttering and downpipes (rainwater goods) will prevent the discharge of clean water on to fouled yard areas, which will help reduce risk of water pollution.
- install new guttering and downpipes on existing farm yard buildings
- direct clean water from rainwater goods into a clean water drain
- ensure that all work meets relevant British Standards - examine copies of the most up-to-date standards for guidance
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:
- any consents or permissions connected with the work
- receipted invoices, or bank statements where a receipted invoice is unavailable
- please see the record keeping and inspection requirements as set out in the Mid Tier manual for more detail
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them with the claim:
- photographs of the completed work
Applicants will have to send the following with their application:
- photographs of the existing building
Related Mid Tier items
This item can be used on the same area as the following items:
- RP13 - Yard - underground drainage pipework
- RP14 - Yard inspection pit
- RP15 - Concrete yard renewal
- RP17 - Storage tanks underground
- RP18 - Above ground tanks
- RP19 - First flush rainwater diverters and downpipe filters
Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this item
The following section gives advice on carrying out this item successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this item.
Listed and historic buildings
This item could be detrimental if used close to a historic farmstead or listed building. The nature and historic value of the existing surfaces should be taken into consideration. Get advice on whether listed building consent is needed.
Read more on:
Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) operates in parts of the country where there are water quality issues linked to farming. The scheme provides farmers with free advice and training. See guidance for further information on CSF support
Published: 2 April 2015
Updated: 29 March 2016
- Information updated for applications in 2016
- First published.