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Ben Shorr
4 months ago • Ravenna
I'm looking for a RainWise contractor
I'm looking for a landscape contractor (landscape architect or designer) that is RainWise certified with the city to install a rain garden in my yard. Any recommendations to help me sift through the approx. 25 listed on the city website? Thank you!
7 replies
4 months ago
Monsoon Gardens did mine. They were awesome. My tanks are refilling as we speak!
Landscaper - Ballard
  • 4 months ago
Thanks for the quick recommendation, Marston! I've reached out to Monsoon.
  • 4 months ago
Contact one of my colleagues! Melissa Buckingham at Pierce Conservation District!
She manages the Water Quality Program.
  • 4 months ago
BTW Ben, you realize the that as long as you have enough roof, the city pays for almost everything. I think we paid $80 to add a small section of gutter to tie in 40% more of our roof.
  • 4 months ago
Marston Gould Could you help educate the newbies here? What does it mean to "tie in" more of your roof? How does the city pay for it?
  • 4 months ago
Rainwise is a city sponsored program. They contract with lots of companies who will come out and measure the size of each roof section and estimate how much water will go from your roof to the downspouts that you tie into the cisterns. I have 3 - 650 gallon. If the size, pitch of your roof ties into rain gutters they will determine how many gallons of water you can save. If it meets some minimum threshold, city pays for pretty much everything. You have to sign docs that you won’t disengage. We had to tie more roof into ours to qualify. City didn’t pay for that bit. So subcontractor addd some gutters to tie out stand alone garage to the house.
  • 4 months ago
Wait, is this a thing? Marston, take a pic and try our new photo feature! I want to see your rain garden. This might be just the project to brighten up the covid fall.
  • 4 months ago

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