A rain garden is a shallow depression located near a downspout that is planted with native grasses and plants. Rain garden collects rain water and returns it to the water table, which stops it from reaching the sewer system.
Why this Matters
For My Organization
Rain gardens direct water away from the storm drains that tend to get clogged during heavy rain and consequently disrupt the local ecosystems and landscape. Rain gardens also filter pollutants, cleaning the water that is returned to the water table.
For New Orleans
Rain gardens help alleviate pressure on the storm water systems in the city. They also filter pollutants from the water to make Lake Ponchartain and our drinking water cleaner.