A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property. Rain gardens can also help filter out pollutants in runoff and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds and other wildlife.
The City will reimburse citizens based on the total square footage of the rain garden at the rate of $4 per square foot. If a rain barrel can be incorporated into the rain garden, the City will supply one free of charge.