Got Downspouts? Build A Rain Garden
On average 650 gallons of water runs off the average roof after just one inch of rain within a 24 hour period. A rain garden is a new type of garden bed for low areas where water accumulates. It is planted with native wetland plants that are ideal for wet conditions. Rain gardens aid in collecting and filtering rain water, and allow it to seep naturally into the ground. This helps to reduce the amount of pollutants and rain water run off. Download this fact sheet to learn more about conserving water and how to add a rain garden to your home's landscaping.
- using native wetland plants