Contain the Rain

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The application period for the 2023 Contain the Rain reimbursement has concluded.

Contain the Rain is a City of De Soto & Johnson County Stormwater Management Program that encourages homeowners and businesses to find information on sustainable landscape solutions and make improvements on their properties to improve stormwater quality. 

Funded by a $3,000 grant from Johnson County, Contain the Rain is a first come, first serve reimbursement program for De Soto residents who install sustainable landscape solutions. You may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement of materials and installation costs by planting native trees, installing pollinators and native plants, planting rain gardens, and adding rain barrels. 

Prior to any work being done, the homeowner must submit an application to the Contain The Rain program describing the project. Projects requiring vegetation must be installed and documentation must be received by November 15, 2023. All applications must be received no later than November 1st, 2023. 

For De Soto-specific information and to apply for reimbursement, visit

If you have questions, please contact Brandon Mills, Assistant City Administrator, at 913-586-5250 or