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Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens- Inhabitat posted in Cities, Australia and Water
Melbourne Water, a water supply company owned by the Victorian State Government, is encouraging Australian residents to create 10,000 rain gardens – and they’re already up to 7,804! A rain garden is a water-saving garden that is designed to capture stormwater from hard surfaces such as driveways, patios and roofs via downpipes after it rains. The water supply company has set up a website with information on designing, creating and caring for rain gardens – no previous experience necessary.


What a great idea for lots of cities, including San Francisco!

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Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens
Inhabitat posted in Cities, Australia and Water

Melbourne Water, a water supply company owned by the Victorian State Government, is encouraging Australian residents to create 10,000 rain gardens – and they’re already up to 7,804! A rain garden is a water-saving garden that is designed to capture stormwater from hard surfaces such as driveways, patios and roofs via downpipes after it rains. The water supply company has set up a website with information on designing, creating and caring for rain gardens – no previous experience necessary.

What a great idea for lots of cities, including San Francisco!

On guard for squirrels and frisky blue jays..

On guard for squirrels and frisky blue jays..

#sanfrancisco surprises can be found on any walk.

#sanfrancisco surprises can be found on any walk.

Cleo in wonderland.

Cleo in wonderland.

#mornings #gardens  (Taken with instagram)

#mornings #gardens (Taken with instagram)

Summer solstice in the city.

Summer solstice in the city.

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Backyard beauty

Backyard beauty