STORM WATER MANAGEMENT (Infiltration & Recharge) - Rain Garden - Designed to drain quickly, will use typical landscaping plants & soils. Multiple small rain gardens operate better than on large rain garden. Typically used in Residential areas
Stormwater planters are structural landscaped reservoirs used to collect, filter, and/or infiltrate stormwater runoff, allowing pollutants to settle and filter out as the water percolates through the planter soil before infiltrating into the ground below or being piped to its downstream destination. Click image for details, and visit the Slow Ottawa 'Streets for Everyone' board for more sustainable design ideas.