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As part of the rain garden program, Fort Wayne is encouraging businesses to become involved. In order to provide maximum flexibility, four strategies have been outlined for supporting the installation of rain gardens on commercial properties:

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Strategy 1: Construction of a Rain Garden on a Small Commercial Site

Strategy 2: Corporate Host Program

  1. Assume 200 square feet average size of residential rain garden
  2. Assume 6” average depth of residential rain garden
  3. An average residential rain garden captures and manages stormwater produced from 1,200 square feet impervious area in a 1” rain event.
  4. On average, it would take only 2 to 3 residential rain gardens to capture and manage half of the stormwater produced from 5,000 square feet of impervious area.

Strategy 3A: Corporate-Sponsored Off-Site Rain Garden (New Garden)

Strategy 3B: Corporate-Sponsored Off-Site Rain Garden (Adopt-A-Garden)

Strategy 4: Construction of a Rain Garden on a Large Commercial Site