Old North Rain Garden

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Old North Rain Garden
Metropolitan St Louis Sewer District
St. Louis, Missouri
The Old North Rain Garden can divert approximately 31,000 gallons of stormwater in a one-inch rain event from this area’s combined sewer system, reducing the likelihood of basement backups and sewer overflows. It manages almost all the stormwater runoff that falls on this block, 1.72 acres, by holding back the stormwater so it can soak into the ground, be used by plants, or slowly drain out after the storm has passed. The Old North Rain Garden was part of a five-year, $3 million rainscaping pilot program for MSD Project Clear that ran from 2010-2015.  More about this project >

Use Goal: Climate Adaptation
Use Type: Rainscaping
Year Established: 2010
Year Ended: Ongoing
Duration: Permanent
Size (acres): 0.6 - 0.9 acre (6 - 9 lots)
Initial Cost: $25,000+
Site Control: Ownership
Lead Organization Type: Government
Implementation Partners: Government


Last updated: September 2021 – Do you have additional information about this project? Please use the share your project form > to share that information.