Rain Garden

A rain garden is a planted depression that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas like roofs, driveways, walkways, and compacted lawn areas the opportunity to be absorbed. This reduces rain runoff by allowing stormwater to soak into the ground (as opposed to flowing into storm drains and surface waters which causes erosion, water pollution, flooding, and diminished groundwater). Rain gardens can cut down on the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams by up to 30%.

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External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Google Search
  3. Build Your Own Rain Garden (Youtube)
  4. Create your own raingarden and save water (City of Whittlesea)
  5. Melbourne Water
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