RAINY DAY STORY…
or what canhappen when it rains.I you live in Nashville, much othe land around you has beencovered with roads, parking lotsand buildings. Rain water that alls onto thesehard suraces becomes runo that ows acrosspaved areas warming and collecting contaminants,such as oil, pesticides and pet waste, along itsway. This warm polluted water ows into stormwater sewer systems eventually entering streams.Even worse, in some older areas o the city withcombined storm water and sewage pipes, runocan combine with raw sewage during heavy rains.I the volume o this combined sewage is too greatit can overow untreated into our rivers. All thisruno puts a heavy burden on our streams andleads to ooding, erosion and habitat loss. Thiscosts our city extra money in water treatmentand repairs.
Rain Gardens or Nashville
Do you want to be part o improving the health and beauty o our streams?
Rain Gardens or Nasville
has created this simple step-by-step guide toshow you how.
A GOOD CLEAN STORY…
or what we can doto help.Rain Gardens are a natural and beautiulway to reduce and clean storm water. They areshallow, depressed gardens designed to collect rainwater and allow it time to flter into the ground.This results in cleaner water, less water enteringour storm systems and more water reflling theunderground water table that keeps small streamsowing during the dry summer months.Rain Gardens are lovely, lively, colorul, lowmaintenance habitats or insects and animals. Theirnative plants provide ood to song birdsand butteries.
Join Rain Gardens or Nasville in planting 300Rain Gardens to keep our streams clean,owing and ealty.