Search is on for perfect 'rain garden' sites

Search is on for perfect 'rain garden' sites (News 4 San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO - A local non-profit has found a way to manage the effect rain has on the aquifer, and they're looking for the perfect site for the project.

Friday, the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance toured three homeowner associations in the running to host the first of 10 rain gardens soon to be constructed over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone.

The rain garden will be made up of drought-tolerant plants that could help lower the amount of pollutants before it reaches the aquifer.

"What we're trying to do is some projects that will clean up the storm water before it recharges the aquifer and will encourage recharge into the aquifer," explained Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Executive Director Annalisa Peace.

The Scattered Oaks, Stone Mountain and Woods at Shavano neighborhoods are all competing to host one of these rain gardens.

If you're interested in having a rain garden in your community, call the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance at 210-320-1457.

Related Links:

Community Rain Gardens Project Synopsis
Community Rain Gardens and Under Your Feet Campaign

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