Welcome to Catching Rain!

As part of Fort Wayne's effort to improve the quality of our three rivers and the streams that feed them, City Utilities encourages home owners, businesses and institutions to build rain gardens. We'll show you how!

A rain garden is a landscaped area that holds rain water runoff for a few hours to a few days. Rain gardens are planted with native plants that help the soil soak up more water. These plants will improve the quality of the water that does runoff.



Rain garden workshops have been scheduled for 2021. Click here to see dates and locations. Workshops are free, but pre-registration is required by calling City Utilities at 311 or 260-427-8311.

If you already have a registered rain garden and want to show off your work, we'd love to see pictures! Address mail to City Utilities, 200 E. Berry Street, Suite 270 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Help Fort Wayne reach its goal of 1,000 rain gardens! So far, over 100 rain gardens have been created in and around Fort Wayne. Is there one in your neighborhood?