Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens
Rain barrels are simple to construct and connect to your house. Once you have one or more barrels attached to your downspouts, collect your roof water on your ornamentals, lawn or around your house. You’re helping slow down and soak in rain water that would otherwise speed away down our stormdrains and out into creeks and rivers.
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Make your own rain barrel
Connect the rain barrel to your home
Rain gardens direct roof runoff into a garden area specially prepared and planted with vegetation. This keeps water that would normally pick up pollution as it flows across driveways and streets right in your own backyard. It also reduces or eliminates muddy spots common next to downspouts and splash blocks.