FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Master Gardener extension volunteers, working with students from Forsyth Central High School and the Sawnee Woman’s Club, recently partnered for the installation of a rain garden outside the public records offices at the Juvenile Justice Center.
Rain gardens are landscape enhancements that reduce flooding, increase water quality and conserve water.
This rain garden captures about 600 gallons of rainwater runoff from the office building roof with each rain event.
Over the next 24-48 hours, the rainwater slowly infiltrates the soil to recharge underground aquifers.
Before the rain garden was built, this water was piped to the parking lot, adding to the problem of excess, polluted water flooding into streams.