Downspout Redirection & Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are gardening beds that are slightly depressed to give rain a better chance of soaking in instead of running off your lot.

Redirecting your downspout into a rain garden:

  • harvests water for plants planted in the rain garden
  • reduces the amount of sediment, nutrients and other pollutants reaching our water bodies

Rain gardens are a simple measure that can make a world of difference.

The video below shows some local examples and gives the most basic how-to info.

Read more about it in the Rain Garden section of the Clean Runoff Action Guide.