Rain Garden Programs

Lake Michigan Rain Gardens Initiative

At the February 21 Technical Advisory Team Meeting, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District indicated that they were working on a project to ensure that all customer communities have access to the Lake Michigan Rain Gardens Initiative website.

Another great idea to help soak in surface water runoff is to install a rain garden full of plants that like to be in wet soil. The best place is a lower area where your home downspouts can drain to and allow for infiltration.

Waukesha County Rain Gardens

Waukesha County has a great opportunity for homeowners to purchase rain garden plants at a reasonable price as a result of a grant from the Graham-Martin Foundation.

For more information, contact Jayne Jenks at (262) 896-8305 or jjenks@waukeshacounty.gov

MIlwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District

MMSD's Rain Garden Program

MMSD is offering grants for homeowners to apply to purchase rain garden plants for their rain garden.

Grants will be awarded in the form of reduced price plants for your rain garden. Each 2.5 inch plant costs $1.80, about a 50% discount compared to retail prices. The number of plants required is typically one per square foot of rain garden installed.

Any group, unit of government or homeowner within Milwaukee County or the City of Brookfield, Village of Butler, Village of Caledonia, Village of Elm Grove, Village of Germantown, Village of Menomonee Falls, City of Mequon, City of Muskego, City of New Berlin, or Village of Thiensville.

For more information go to MMSD.com or call 414-225-2070 or email your questions to raingardens@mmsd.com.