Improve water quality
Designed as shallow depressions, rain gardens filter out pollutants such as fertilizers, oil, grease, sediment, and pesticides while recharging groundwater reserves.
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A watershed is a region of land and water that ultimately flows to a certain large body of water based on the geography of the land. Watersheds come in all different sizes and are sometimes called different names. Your local subwatershed joins other subwatersheds to flow into a larger watershed, and larger watersheds will flow into major watersheds, sometimes called basins. Pennsylvania has six major watersheds or basins – Erie, Ohio, Potomac, Susquehanna, Genesee, and Delaware. Your local watershed is also part of the water and land that make up these major watersheds and water that you see near your home will eventually reach the large body of water into which the major watershed drains.
Everyone lives in a watershed, and every landowner has a responsibility to ensure the water that runs off or filters through their property and community flows as slowly as possible and enters local waterways as clean as possible.