STORMWATER RUNOFF IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF POLLUTION IN OUR LOCAL RIVERS AND THE PUGET SOUND.
City of Seattle is making it easy for you to take action to reduce our impact on local water bodies through the creation of the RainWise Program. RainWise offers eligible residents a rebate to build a rain garden in your yard or attach a cistern to your downspout.
The average rebate is $4,000! As certified RainWise contractors we can help guide you through the process of getting a rain garden or cistern installed on your property. If interested, contact us for more information and eligibility status, or see the link below.
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RAINWISE CISTERN-TO-RAIN GARDEN | WEDGEWOOD, SEATTLE, WA
A cistern collects stormwater runoff from this home’s roof then slowly releases it to a rain garden. The roots of Iris, Juncus, Carex, Sedum, Nandina, and Heuchera will suck up the remaining water so that very little overflow gets into Seattle’s combined sewer system. A cedar fence provides privacy while a new flagstone pathway provides circulation to the backyard.
Rainwise Rain Garden | Wedgewood, Seattle, WA
A large rain garden is circumnavigated by flagstone pathways. Drifts of Heather, Coreopsis, Ceanothus, Mahonia, Echinacea, Carex, and Bergenia will provide a nice ornamental drought tolerant planting.
RAINWISE RAIN GARDEN | CENTRAL DISTRICT, SEATTLE, WA
This rain garden is planted with Liriope, Juncus, Iris, Polystichum, and Coreopsis. Ninety percent of the project was paid for through the RainWise program.
RAINWISE RAIN GARDEN | ROOSEVELT, SEATTLE, WA
This rain garden collects water from a roof and passes it through a swale planted with Sword Fern, Siberian Iris, Rushes, Carex, Geranium, and a Red Twig Dogwood, reducing pressure on City of Seattle stormwater infrastructure.
Green Lake, SEATTLE, WA
Concrete paver pathway moves through this parking strip and front yard that includes a rain garden and drought tolerant planting of Phormium, Ice Plant, Ceanothus, Rosemary, Lavender, and Hebe.