Rainwater flows quickly over impermeable pavement, like concrete. If that water can be slowed down, held, or absorbed, less flooding will happen. Simple projects like installing a rain garden or rain barrel in your yard can help reduce the risk of flooding on your property.
A community of non-profit organizations in New Orleans is here to help with green infrastructure education and installation.
Listed below are some green infrastructure projects that you can install on your property to hold rainwater. Maintenance, rainwater capacity, and cost are noted for each type of project. This guide was developed by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority.
Remember, call 811 before you dig to avoid hitting underground utility lines.