WHAT IS A RAIN GARDEN?
A rain garden is a landscaped area of flowers and water. It is a slight depression that is dug and vegetated to manage excess rainwater from a roof, lawn or other drainage area. The rain garden allows for the absorption of rainwater, the refilling of the water table, the creation of a new ecosystem and much more!
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To be eligible for this financial assistance:
- You must have a valid Certificate of Occupancy;
- Your main building must be over 60 square meters in size;
- Your main building must be equipped with eavestroughs;
- Your property must not be adjacent to Selby Lake.
You must be guided by the Town of Dunham’s Land Use Planning and Development Department.
The amount of the Town’s contribution to the homeowner is fifty percent (50%) of the total cost of the rain garden (including applicable taxes), to a maximum of $1,000 per rain garden. Only one rain garden may be eligible for funding per building.
Eligible expenses are: cedar mulch, river pebbles, drain pipes, black soil, compost, plastic edging (around the garden), a maximum of ten (10) plants and excavation costs.
- Send an email outlining your interest to the following address: email@example.com including the following documents:
- Proof of residence of the applicant on the territory of the Town of Dunham;
- Certificate of location;
- Site plan of the eavestrough(s) (hand sketch from the Certificate of Location).
- Analysis of the application by the Town of Dunham’s land use planning and development department;
- Site inspection by an employee of the Town of Dunham;
- Construction of the rain garden by the citizen;
- Fill out the reimbursement form;
- Return the form to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org including the following supporting documents:
- Proof of the applicant’s domicile on the territory of the Town of Dunham;
- Original detailed invoice(s), including proof of payment for services and/or products.
- A visit to the site by a Town of Dunham employee.
WHY THIS PROGRAM?
- To promote sustainable development;
- To address stormwater management issues;
- To encourage citizens to choose developments that include sustainable stormwater management.