Rain gardens reduce need for municipal storm system construction

Two Seattle-based organizations are starting an ambitious campaign urging residents to construct landscaped "rain gardens." Constructing 12,000 new rain gardens across Puget Sound neighborhoods by 2016 could soak up as much as 160 million gallons of water each year. This would help reduce the need for municipal pipe and drain systems to carry away polluted storm water.

Source: Urbanicity

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