Rain gardens are becoming popular in residential settings. Benefits of having a rain garden in your yard or community can include:
- Helping keep water clean by filtering rainwater runoff before it reaches local waterways.
- Helping protect communities from flooding and drainage problems.
- Replenishing area aquifers by increasing the amount of water filtering into the ground.
- Enhancing the beauty of yards and communities.
- Providing habitats for wildlife, from birds to butterflies.
- Increase beneficial insects that eliminate pest insects.
- Soil testing
- Grading/amending soil
- Installation costs (planting/seeding)
- Pre-treatment costs
- Engineered soil
- Underdrain components (pipe, stone) when necessary
Cost Share and/or Tax Credit Rates
- Applicants, including any entity or member of the same household, will be limited to $50,000.00 in cost share
- Permit fees are not an eligible component cost for any practice and therefore cannot receive cost-share
- For specific amounts, contact the district office
Learn to make a rain garden for your home with these 10 simple tips here!
Contact the District to learn more!