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"In- drops a lot of that bad filtration will filter out stuff before it enters whatever is in the wa- the groundwater, or ter before it gets to the the runoff will not have groundwater. "When homes, parking lots or anything built on Many Soil and Water top of the soil, it keeps Conservation Districts water from infiltrat- offer cost-share pro- ing to the ground- grams for rain gardens water and pushes it and maybe also for toward surface run- rain barrels. off," Green continued. 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During into water sounds like ing system so that all the dry season, you a good thing, too many or a portion of the wa- can water your lawn nutrients in the water ter that runs off your with this rain barrel is actually a bad thing. roof goes into this bar- and not have to use In the Gulf of Mexico, rel," Green explained. water from the well or for example, you have "The idea behind this from city water. So, a large zone where all is that it is a way that it is a way to capture of these nutrients flow. you can store some the water that would Algae loves that. Algae water. Instead of run- (otherwise) be surface eats that up, so we ning off, you are col- runoff. It benefits your By AARON KENNEDY akennedyetimes.com will have huge algae lecting it in this barrel. lawn and the environ- blooms that take up You can attach a hose ment." When homeowners all of the oxygen, and to this barrel and use prepare to take on it ends up killing a lot their next lawn proj- of the fish. And when ect, they may want to a lot of sediments get consider the benefits in the streams, it dis- of incorporating a rain rupts the native aquat- garden or rain barrel ic habitat." into their landscaping. Your local Soil and Wa- Arain garden is an area ter Conservation Dis- on the downslope or trict can help you de- lowest spot of a yard cide on the best spot that can collect water for your rain garden, from your roof and al- how large it should low it to soak into the be and what type of group rather than run plants to keep in it. off into storm sew- "We would advise you or streams. When to plant vegetation that planted with native loves water, that will plants that loe wet grow in very wet plac- conditions, these rain es," Green said. "You gardens can be an at- have this rain garden, tractive way to reduce which is in the lower runoff from your prop- part of the topography erty. INSPECTMCCK Any Band. Any Model. No Mater Where bur Bouphr $29.95 SAVE WATER, SAVE SALT with a popely seviond wates sohre at aving ow t sy Hey Culligan Man! LINITED TINE OFFER of your yard. The water "When rain falls in the that flows off your roof natural landscape, it flows into this garden, hits the lawn, and it and this garden will will infiltrate through not only filter it, but it the soil," said Aus- allows it sit, slow down tin Green, Resource and infiltrate into the Conservation Special- ground, In doing so, it ist for CCSWCD. "In- drops a lot of that bad filtration will filter out stuff before it enters whatever is in the wa- the groundwater, or ter before it gets to the the runoff will not have groundwater. "When homes, parking lots or anything built on Many Soil and Water top of the soil, it keeps Conservation Districts water from infiltrat- offer cost-share pro- ing to the ground- grams for rain gardens water and pushes it and maybe also for toward surface run- rain barrels. off," Green continued. Having your roof drain "That runoff is what into a rain barrel re- picks up pesticides duces runoff while and causes erosion, also storing rainwater All those nutrients run for use in the dry sea- off the field and go into son. storm drains that take "You buy this large our local Culigan Mawll provide the fotlowing services O etr OAat inerg O Cleck t ing O Ct sat ting O Ceck at e tengd as many contaminants as we see in streams Call Today! we have 765-659-3722 today." contat your local Culigan d tefomden Cantu Culligan. Frankfort Lebanon 1601 Washington Ave 1328 W Main St 765-659-3722 765-482-2570 Tol Free: 877-653-8474 CulliganCentrallndiana.com Aoece, bor rts oer hen he ofer saed are atgr Lmted me of Deer particpation may vary 204 Cuigan eaton Compay