Green Stormwater Infrastructure Typical Details for Rain Gardens
The Green Stormwater Infrastructure Typical Details have been developed for use by City staff and private developers. Refer to the Stormwater Management Manual for associated design criteria and sizing guidance.
Typical Details for Rain Gardens include:
Figure 011 Rain Garden - Planting Zones
Figure 012 Rain Garden Section
Figure 013 Rain Garden Piped Inlet
Figure 014 Rain Garden Inlet Swale
Figure 015 Rain Garden Piped Overflow
Figure 016 Rain Garden with Swale Overflow
Contact Mieke Hoppin, P.E. at 253-502-2105 or by e-mail for additional information about the details.
For an easy-to-follow guide to rain gardens, refer to the WSU Extension's Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners.
View the City of Tacoma Rain Gardens for Homeowners presentation.
Check out the demonstration rain garden at the City of Tacoma's EnviroHouse.