Rainwater infiltration in the garden - does that bring something?


Again and again it is discussed whether a rainwater infiltration in the garden actually makes sense. What advantages this brings, and what options you have for it, read in this post.

Advantages of rainwater infiltration

The first and most important advantage is that you save wastewater fees. Those who drain their rainwater from sealed surfaces themselves pay less wastewater charges. In the long run, there are quite considerable savings here.

In addition, the microclimate in your own garden improves considerably in case of seepage on the property, especially in summer. The plants in the garden usually grow better.

Ecological benefits

The ecological advantage lies above all in the relief of the sewage systems. This has far-reaching consequences:

  • the wastewater systems are relieved
  • it no longer comes to relief discharge of dirty water in rivers and lakes
  • the danger of flooding sinks
  • A balanced discharge of water into receiving waters through relieved sewage treatment plants also serves to regulate the amount of water in rivers

Possibilities for infiltration

  • dump seepage
  • Troughs / infiltration systems
  • Rigolenversickerungen
  • Schacht seepage

Tips & Tricks

If the soil does not allow for infiltration, or you are in a water or resource protected area, do not allow seepage on the property.


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