Why plant a rain garden?
Every time it rains, the stormwater runs across our lawns, driveways, and down our streets taking fertilizers, pesticides, trash, and other pollutants with it, and it goes down the nearest storm drain and eventually ends up polluting our nearby lakes and rivers. You can help reduce this runoff by planting a rain garden because a rain garden reduces pollution while giving you a garden that is easy to maintain. Planting a rain garden on your property is also one way to conserve water, reduce your monthly water bill, and protect our waterways all at the same time.

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1. Are sewers and storm drains the same?
2. What can you pour down the storm drains?
3. Why plant a rain garden?
4. How does a rain garden work?
5. Are rain gardens mosquito breeding grounds?