RAIN program

rain garden in suburbsRAIN is an award-winning program operated in Waterloo Region by REEP Green Solutions.

We are your source for learning how to make your homebusiness or organization ready to manage rain. Our work includes a RAIN Smart Neighbourhood project project in two Kitchener neighbhourhoods. We also work with other municipalities such as to encourage storm water credit applications in Waterloo.

Check out our Rain News page to learn more about our recent work.

Why do we need a RAIN program in Waterloo Region?

Every time it rains a host of bacteria, chemicals, fuels and heavy metals wash off our lawns, driveways, sidewalks and streets, running straight into lakes and rivers via the underground storm sewer system, increasing stream bank erosion and creating hazards for swimming and aquatic life. Learn more about this problem.

Let’s do something about it!

But what exactly can individuals do about such a big issue? Most of the land in urban areas is privately owned. The small changes that you and your neighbours make on your individual properties add up to big changes. If everyone does something small, the impact will be big, with the ultimate goals being swimmable beaches, fishable rivers and vibrant urban rivers and lakes.

What you can do

We offer programs to help homes be rain smart and offer solutions for business.

So do your part to:

Slow it Down     Soak it Up      Keep it Clean

Or adopt a storm drain!

What is the RAIN program?

RAIN aims to provide practical solutions to help people reduce the quantity and improve the quality of the water that flows from their properties. We’ll show you how at a variety of free local events, workshops, and presentations. Check our website for upcoming events or contact our customer service staff.

RAIN is an urban stormwater education program delivered across Ontario by a variety of regional organizations in an effort to safeguard surface and groundwater resources. Read more about how the program is being delivered in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

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