Beaverdale Rain Garden Demonstration

Learn More About Stormwater Management From Our Clean Water Team
Over the summer months, we have put an emphasis on stormwater management, whether it is one of the handful of major projects the City of Des Moines is working on or sharing opportunities you can take to manage excess water after a large storm.
After promoting one of the stormwater management opportunities available to residents, rain gardens, we received a lot of questions and interest in the program. Our clean water team has been busy working with all of the residents interested in the rain gardens, but we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn about that program and the other stormwater management programs available to residents.
Our clean water team is already planning trips to neighborhood association meetings that have reached out. If you or your neighborhood association is interested in the clean water team coming to one of your upcoming meetings, you can make that request through email at
Below is a video the City of Des Moines recently put together representing what rain garden's look like and the benefits they can have in a community.