Which Stormwater Feature is Right for You?
Determining which stormwater feature is right for you depends on a number of factors, including how much you want to spend and how much outdoor space you have. After you have attended a workshop if you are still unsure, the Ambler EAC will provide an assessment of your site.
Cost of Clean Streams, Clean Water Stormwater Features
The cost of these features is provided through a generous Growing Greener Grant initiated by the Ambler Environmental Advisory Council, and supported by Ambler Borough and volunteers like yourself.
Our goal is to keep as much stormwater as possible out of the storm drains and allow it to infiltrate where it falls. Rain Barrels require a $25 deposit and are available to any Ambler Borough resident or business. The costs associated with other features are estimates based on the amount of water managed by these features. The chart below provides averages you can expect from a contractor for each feature. A fixed amount is paid by the Growing Ambler Greener grant. The resident or business pays the balance of the cost.
Note: These prices are current as 04/01/2019.
|Stormwater Feature||Approximate Total Cost||Grant Pays||Cost to Participant|
|Rain Barrel||About $150||$100||$25|
|Downspout Planters||About $1000||$470.40||$100|
|Rain Gardens||About $17-25/sq. ft.(standard rain garden)||$16/sq.ft. or up to a maximum of $1300||Participant pays the remainder|
|Permeable Patio||About $30-$50/sq. ft.
(Depending on site conditions, depaving could add additional costs)
|$15/sq. ft. or up to a maximum of $2,000||Participant pays the remainder|