Raingardens, Barrels, and Cisterns
Make your home and garden more resilient to drought and help recharge groundwater by installing a rain barrel or rain garden.
A rain barrel captures water from your roof that would normally flow into a storm drain. This water can then be used to irrigate your garden, allowing you to save water and help recharge local groundwater supply. To learn how to install a rain barrel, volunteer for a Greening Urban Watersheds event or follow this tutorial.
A rain garden is a low-lying area of land that collects and filters rainwater — decreasing stormwater runoff, recharging groundwater, and providing wildlife habitat. To learn how to install a rain garden, volunteer for a Greening Urban Watersheds event or download our plant guide Apple app to learn more about what native plants would work well in a rain garden.