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Conservation - RAIN BARREL & GARDEN COST SHARING PROGRAM

ATTENTION LEAWOOD HOME AND BUSINESS OWNERS 2017 BMP COST SHARE PROGRAM PROMOTES WATER CONSERVATION AND QUALITY

The City of Leawood in partnership with Johnson County Storm Water Management encourages you to participate in an exciting new cost reimbursement program that makes taking that first step in water conservation easy! Leawood home and business owners are eligible to receive a 50% match on BMP's, up to $1,000 for rain gardens or native planting bio-swales/stream buffers, and a 50% match on rain barrels, up to $75 each (limit 2 per application). Available funding is available to applicants on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to the approval of the Public Works Department*. Applications are available on line HERE or stop by City Hall to pick one up!

The goal of the program is to encourage individual landowners and businesses to construct BMP's on their property to improve water quality. BMP's or Best Management Practices are innovative storm water management techniques that manage urban storm water runoff at its source. BMP techniques include rain barrels, rain gardens, green roofs and bioswales and are effective at reducing the volume of stormwater runoff and capturing harmful pollutants. The program is intended to help cover the cost of materials, equipment rentals, and/or contractor labor for installation.

*Funding will not be allowed for BMPs that are required for residential or commercial projects/developments

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We invite you to join the growing number of citizens and businesses who are putting conservation first by using easy to implement green techniques to conserve water, reduce the detrimental effects of storm water runoff, and improve downstream water quality in our community! Together we are making a difference.

"In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference"

-- Rachel Carson

 

 

Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels:

Leawood created two Rain Gardens in 2010. Rain Gardens are shallow, constructed depression planted with deep-rooted native plants & grasses, strategically placed to receive runoff from hard surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks or driveways.

 

 

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