Rain gardens reduce flooding by soaking up and filtering storm water runoff. When the ground gets warm enough for planting, it’s a good time to install a rain garden to handle those inevitable spring rains. In today’s video from Building Wisconsin TVKaren Sands from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District shows host Stuart Keith how to build a rain garden for a sump pump discharge. On this project, Mid City Plumbing & Heating disconnects an older home’s drain tile system that is feeding rain water into the sewer and re-directs that water into a sump pit to pump it out into the yard.

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