Superior Stormwater is a project by the Environmental Services Division of the Public Works Department for the City of Superior, Wisconsin. The blog is a way to bring information about stormwater and related topics to the public. Please let us know if there are any topics you'd like us to cover! For more information, check out our website at www.ci.superior.wi.us!
Rain gardens are excellent infrastructures to help capture excess stormwater and improve water quality. They are also aesthetically pleasing. Interested in installing one, but do not know where to begin? The City of Maplewood, MN has a great website about starting rain gardens and even have some designs for those who are artistically challenged. Click here for more info.
The following are a few designs. Plants are hardy to Zone 4 (perfect for Superior). Designs are meant for small (8’x16’ to 12’x24) gardens, perfect for the city lot.