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Downspout planter boxes reduce urban water pollution

Downspout planter boxes reduce urban water pollution

This is a downspout planter or a flow-through planter box and it could be described essentially as a containerized rain garden. So normally we think of rain as a very positive thing, but in urban landscapes the associated runoff can be a very large contributor to water pollution. When it rains water that flows off …

EPA: The Scoop on Stormwater

[xylophone music] GOO: Hi, my name is Robert Goo, I work for the EPA in the Office of Water. I work on sustainable water resource management. [heavy rain] GOO: Excess stormwater can destabilize streams, smother aquatic habitat, clog our navigation channels, and increase water treatment costs. [thunderstorm] GOO: Stormwater is runoff or precipitation that falls …