RAIN GARDENS & RAIN BARRELS

RAIN GARDENS & RAIN BARRELS

In this presentation, we discuss the basics of Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels. The documents, or packet, referred to in this video can be found the bottom of this page.

**Please note that this presentation does not count for the Rain Garden & Rain Barrel Incentive program, you must attend a live presentation for it to meet requirements.

Installing rain barrels to catch rain water runoff from your roof during a storm prevents that water from adding to the runoff that causes pollutants to be picked up and deposited into our rivers and streams during a rain event, and also helps reduce flooding.  An added benefit:  You have stored rainwater for plants during dry periods.

RAIN GARDENS

Installing rain gardens to catch rain water runoff from impervious services (such as roofs, driveways, and sidewalks) during a storm prevents that water from adding to the runoff that causes pollutants to be picked up and deposited into our rivers and streams during a rain event, and also helps reduce flooding.  Rain gardens are designed to hold water than would have run off during a storm for up to two days, so that it can be absorbed into the ground.

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