Howard Street raingardens
The raingardens on Howard Street intercept stormwater from the road and clean it before it enters our waterways.
Howard Street is a short residential street in North Melbourne. In 2011, the City of Melbourne closed part of the road and turned it into parkland.
The new public open space includes three raingardens that capture and clean stormwater runoff.
We placed two large raingardens at the intersection of Howard and Rosslyn Streets. They capture water running down the gutters on Howard Street, before it reaches the stormwater drains. The third raingarden captures runoff from William Street.
What benefits have the raingardens provided?
- Reduced the volume of stormwater entering our waterways.
- Reduced the levels of nitrogen and phosphorus entering the waterways.
- Created a greener streetscape that is better for people and the environment.