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. 

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Learn more about rain gardens and how you might qualify for cost-sharing by clicking on the links below:

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