Beautify your yard, protect Puget Sound and get a rebate to cover the cost of a rain garden or cistern. Visit with RainWise Program contractors at the Tilth Harvest Fair, Saturday, Sept. 12.
Seattle residents interested in installing rain gardens or cisterns can meet RainWise Program contractors at the annual Tilth Harvest Fair on Saturday, Sept 12.
The RainWise Program is sponsoring the fair, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle.
Through RainWise, eligible Seattle homeowners may qualify for rebates to cover up to 100 percent of the cost to install a rain garden or cistern.
Rain gardens are more than just beautiful to look at; they help solve one of the largest sources of pollution for Puget Sound by naturally cleaning and controlling stormwater. Cisterns are large rain barrels that collect runoff from rooftops, which homeowners can use for watering yards and landscaping.
In addition to RainWise, the lively hands-on annual urban farm festival will feature workshops, cooking demonstrations and fun activities for all ages. Attendees can eat tasty food and enjoy live music with friends and family.
The RainWise Program serves a number of Seattle neighborhoods. To receive a rebate, residents must live in an eligible Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basin. For more information about the program call the Garden Hotline at 206-633-0224 or visit www.rainwise.seattle/gov.
By encouraging eligible Seattle residents to manage stormwater runoff through the RainWise Program, King County and Seattle Public Utilities can meet their goals to reduce CSOs that occur in local water bodies during heavy rains.
Additional information about King County’s CSO Control Program is available online at www.kingcounty.gov/coscontrol.