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Phone: 503-823-7740

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1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Tabor to the River Rain Garden Partnerships


The Tabor to the River project uses green infrastructure to manage both public and private stormwater runoff at the source.

Green streets and rain gardens help reduce stormwater draining to sewer pipes, helping the City avoid installing larger pipes. In targeted areas, the City partners with homeowners to build rain gardens.  Staff work with property owners to design and construct the rain gardens to be safe for the site and neighboring properties. The program is voluntary and the property owner maintains ownership at all times.  Following construction, the property owners maintain the new rain gardens. 

The City recently partnered with 4 residential properties in the Brooklyn neighborhood to manage stormwater from a total of 3,500 ft2 of roof area. These four rain gardens reduce stormwater flows entering the local sewer by an average of 77,000 gallons of runoff annually.


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