Overflow Raingarden

A raingarden offers the solution to a parking lot’s water overflow problem.

Project Details

Splatsin First Nation, Element Eco-Design
Enderby, BC
376 m
217 mm
Element Eco-Design
Co-Designer, Co-Installer
Commercial, Raingarden


During a commercial landscape installation led by Element Eco-Design, we witnessed overland water flow coming from the parking lot. Conversations with the operations manager revealed that this was a common problem, particularly for creating ice in the parking lot during the winter.


Key Elements

  • Tiered raingarden designed to temporarily hold the overflow and feed perennial plants before flowing underground towards a pond.



As of February 2016, the raingarden continues to beautify the area, and is working well during the winters as a place for snow removal.