Example of newly planted rain garden. Note Downspout Extension. The Air conditioner unit will also be shaded by the plants, helping it be more efficient as well!
Pavers are a great option and great alternative to concrete. Pavers allow water to infiltrate between them, and often look much better than drab concrete!
Rain barrels are becoming more and more popular. Rain barrels can be acquired at many home and garden centers, and for those that are handy can be made for around twenty dollars! Rain barrels attach to your downspout and collect rain water that can be used later to water your trees, flowers, or lawn.
S.C.C. staff, family, students, and Coca-Cola volunteer their time to make rain barrels. This will not be the last you see of these barrels!
Stay cool out there, and I hope to see you out there enjoying the campus singing in the rain with me!