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Bioswale Program


If the roadside ditch by your property is wet or difficult to mow, or you just want to beautify and green our infrastructure,you may be interested in the bioswale program. 

Bioswales use native plants with deep root systems to filter pollutants and soak up more runoff. In fact, bioswales can reduce runoff up to 30%. In addition, bioswales do not require regular mowing, which reduces air pollution, while attracting wildlife, such as birds, butterflies, bees and dragonflies. With the Bioswale Program, the Village will work with you to select plants appropriate for the location and to meet your preferences.

More information is in the Bioswale Program brochure. If you are interested, call Public Works at 630-434-5460 or email stormwater@downers.us