Rain Gardens Reduce and Filter Stormwater Run-off
A rain garden is a bowl-shaped garden filled with plants to allow water to soak into the ground. They manage polluted runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots.
A rain garden:
Filters water to remove sediment and pollutants
Reduces volume of water going into the stormwater system
Allows water to soak into the ground
Creates habitat, especially when native or pollinator plants are selected
They are built with a shallow depression that both collects and holds rainwater after a storm. This helps in filtering the water and reducing volume in the stormwater systems.
Learn more about rain gardens and how you might qualify for cost-sharing by clicking on the links below:
BlueThumb.org has a wealth of information including links to "how to" videos, cost calculators, and lists of native plants
Carver County Water Management has cost-sharing available