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Rain gardens help preserve water quality

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Unless they have a soggy basement after a hard rain or a front yard that floods every spring, most people are completely unaware of the problems caused by storm water runoff.

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But here are just a few examples of its environmental impact:

• One quart of motor oil, when allowed to run off a paved driveway down into a storm drain, can contaminate 250,000 gallons of water.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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