Rain Garden Helps Spruce Up Suffolk County Parking Lot

Funded mostly by the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, a Riverhead office building recently added a rain garden, the first one on Long Island, to its parking lot. The garden soaks up rain — as much as 3 inches of it — to help stop the flooding that used to happen. Now

Funded mostly by the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, a Riverhead office building recently added a rain garden, the first one on Long Island, to its parking lot. The garden soaks up rain — as much as 3 inches of it — to help stop the flooding that used to happen. Now when it rains, the plants get water and the rest gets filtered through the soil. It also cuts out polluted storm water runoff. Suffolk legislator Ed Romaine has proposed more rain gardens across the county, as a natural and aesthetically pleasing way to handle storm runoff.

CBS New York, 8/1/2012

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