12. Boyton Road Raingarden
Themes: Water quality; Getting people and communities engaged
- Reduce the frequency and severity of pollution
- Increase surface water management at source
Filtering run-off from the road before if flows into the drains and enters the River Moselle.
Our vechiles deposit traces of heavy metals and oil onto our roads; combined with dirt and grit this pollution is washed down drains and straight into the River Moselle every time it rains.
The Boyton Road Raingarden has been designed to intercept this road run-off and clean the water. When it rains, the water from the road will be diverted into two discfete raingardens in front of Wat Tyler House.
The water will be cleaned and filtered by plants in the raingarden before it is slowly returned back into the drainage system and into the River Moselle.
This natural drainage system will reduce pollution and it will also help to reduce the risk of flooding by slowing down the rate at which water enters the drainage system during periods of heavy rainfall.