There are many techniques and design considerations that help capture
and move rain water while improving the aesthetics of your property.
Low impact development manages the rainwater that falls on your property
by allowing some to evaporate back into the air, some to absorb into
the ground, some to be captured and used later as needed, and the rest
to slowly pass into the stormwater system and into nearby streams.
The City is offering classes, workshops, handbooks, and guides to
help you decide what techniques will work for you and connect you with
the resources to help you make sound decisions.
The City partnered with the King County library system to provide a
demonstration rain garden that captures and filters rain water from
their pedestrian roof. This particular design is meant to function in a
high traffic area with minimal maintenance. Feel free to drop by the
library, read more about this garden, and grab a booklet inside the
library to learn more.
Managing Rainwater in Bothell Handbook
The City created a simple guide to help you learn about the different
techniques and options available to help you get started. Please feel
free to review and download the guide located at the top right of this
WSU Extension Rain Garden Manual
This step-by-step guide will help you determine whether a rain garden is
right for your property and will guide you through the process of
building one yourself. View the Rain Garden Handbook.