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Security Update for March 31, 2007
Homeowners ought to think about planting rain gardens
Kansas City is trying to plant 10,000 of them just to head off a small portion of the huge cost of fixing its sewer systems. The University of Minnesota at Duluth has built one that can hold 60,000 gallons of water that otherwise would've run off from parking lots and into the sewers. There are tons of informative brochures being distributed mainly by university extension services that explain the methods involved. Those who find rain gardens too complicated at least ought to consider rain barrels, which can provide free water for the garden and prevent soggy lawns. They're a method of saving a rainy day for a future dry spell.