Rain Garden Information


700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958
Converted a previously landscaped area into a collection point for runoff from asphalt lot. Permeability was good but changed soil to approved rain garden soil as pH was high. Planted with small trees, shrubs, and herbaceous material (native) for pollutant uptake and aesthetics. Used river rock to funnel and slow water for infiltration before exiting through existing outfall pipe. Droughty summer demanded supplemental watering for successful establishment.
Map of the Rain Garden Above
Additional Details:
Property Type:Institution (School, etc.)
Number of Rain Gardens Per Site: 1
Approximate Rain Garden Sq. Ft: 230 Sq. Ft
Approximate Paved Surface Sq. Ft: 48769 Sq. Ft
Is the Soil Amended to Increase Permeability: yes
Is A Drain Pipe/French Drain Installed: no