Mount Tabor Middle School Rain Garden

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Project Facts

  • The sewer system pipes around the school are more than 80 years old and inadequate to handle the amount of rain water typical of the Pacific Northeast, resulting in frequent basement flooding in the area.
  • The rain garden saves more than $100,000 for infrastructure costs required to upgrade the city’s sewer system in the area.
  • The 2,000 square foot rain garden manages the water runoff from over 30,000 square feet of parking and rooftops.