Rain Gardens

Xochitl Rodriguez

US 130

What other way is there then making Chicago more sustainable and more appealing the having rain gardens? The purpose of rain gardens is to help with the absorption and infiltration of stormwater runoff that can cause flooding in urban areas to be absorbed.The garden temporarily traps water from rooftops, driveways, and other surfaces long enough so it can, filtering out pollutants and improving water quality as it fills up groundwater levels. Although any plants can be planted it would be to a best advantage to put plants that need more water at the deepest level, and situate plants preferring less moisture in the garden’s shallow areas. This is a simple project yet it can do so much for our city.how-rain-garden-works4


  1. http://www.chicagobotanic.org/conservation/rain_garden
  2. https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/water/supp_info/conservation/green_design/bioinfiltration_raingardens.html
  3. http://www.laurensgardenservice.com/rain-gardens-and-rain-barrels/

5 thoughts on “Rain Gardens

  1. This is a very interesting project to develop for the city because this project could protect our water resource and beautiful our neighborhood. In the modern people seems to want more green area into our city, so this is a very good way to develop.


  2. This is a great idea for many people to be sustainable around the city! It’s natural and it helps out the plants or flowers. Many people should do this. It seems pretty reasonable! Your project gave me an idea for the Summer!!

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  3. Stormwater runoff is a major issue with flooding and pollution around the city. Chicago is also in need of more urban green space, so this idea would benefit the city in many ways. The addition of lush rain gardens throughout the city would add aesthetically pleasing effects while also helping to relieve current storm water runoff issues the city currently faces.


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