The city-managed rain gardens reduce the amount of stormwater and runoff entering the storm sewer system. By adding native plants and pollinator habitats, the existing rain gardens are prime examples of sustainability through environment enrichment. The goal is to reduce the amount of stormwater run-off in the city’s combined stormwater and sewer system. Rain Gardens allow stormwater to soak slowly back into the ground and help filter out pollutants.
The City has installed and maintains five (5) Rain Gardens:
Simpson Children’s Garden
Eastside Fire Station
Public Works Building
Residential Rain Gardens
Residents are encouraged to install Rain Gardens on their property as part of the City’s Stormwater Management program utilizing the resources linked below.