RAIN GARDENS & RAIN BARRELS

RAIN GARDENS & RAIN BARRELS

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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