This month, a ribbon cutting was held at the Kent-Meridian Rain Garden and Cistern, and we can bet it’s seen a lot of rain during this lovely June-uary.
Rain gardens help filter rainwater through plant roots and organic material in the soil before entering storm drains.
This one – built by students – features two rain gardens that are joined together with a bridge.
These rain gardens have an internal overflow, which allows for it to drain while still creating clean stormwater.
A 2,500 gallon cistern (see photo below) collects around 1,650 square feet of roof area rain from a total of 3,300 square feet area. This cistern features a low-flow orifice that helps control the cistern water level and excess water drains into the rain garden.
Below is raw video of the event as live-streamed on YouTube:
Recently, the ribbon cutting of the Kent-Meridian Rain Garden and Cistern took place. Rain gardens help filter rainwater through plant roots and organic material in the soil before entering storm drains.
You can learn more about this project at: https://t.co/P6XL4wbh2b pic.twitter.com/CpN3wcpiZj
— Kent School District (@KentSchools415) June 14, 2022