Rain Gardens

A Rain Garden is a depressed garden on your property designed to catch and filter the water that runs off your roof, driveway, walkway, compacted lawn areas and other impervious surfaces. Rain Gardens can infiltrate 30% more water than lawn and capture and filter the first flush of stormwater that contains the most pollutants. They greatly reduce pollutants entering the storm sewer system and reduce the volume of water entering our streams reducing flooding.

Graphic Courtesy of the Nature Conservancy

 

How to Build A Rain Garden

 

 

A Watershed Moment

See what’s happening with rain gardens in Haverford Township!