Reducing water pollution: How do rain gardens work in Canberra?

On World Wetlands Day, we held an event at the Curtin raingardens, where our Urban Water Education Officer Hannah chatted with community members about how the raingardens work. ABC Canberra producer Clarissa Thorpe visited to report on the raingardens.

“Heavy rain is rare event in Canberra since the start of the drought… but nine rain gardens have been established across the city to help reduce water pollution in future.

They are built with a water filtration structure underground and specific plants to reduce the amount of harmful nutrients in stormwater following into waterways.

ABC Canberra Afternoon show producer Clarissa Thorpe visited a site at Curtin to find out how the rain gardens work to improve the water quality going into the nearby Yarralumla Creek and the Molonglo River.”

Duration: 8min 18sec





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