Rain gardens across Redbridge helping reduce flood risks

IMG_6847The Malford Grove rain garden was established last summer

Rain gardens are helping to reduce flood risks across Redbridge while boosting biodiversity.

“The eco-friendly water drainage systems feature plants, shrubs and other greenery and are designed to absorb rainwater and drain it away slowly to help stop sewer systems from becoming overwhelmed,” said a Redbridge Council spokesperson.

There are now 11 rain gardens across the borough – including one on Malford Grove in South Woodford – which have the capacity to collectively absorb and store around 113,400 litres of rainwater.