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Bioretention basins resemble rain gardens, but are designed to catch larger amounts of water — both falling rain and flowing storm water. They're filled with a soil mix of clays & organic matter that captures oil and grease particles, sand and silts. A bed of sand under that soil reduces the speed of infiltration, captures particles, and provides evenly distributed infiltration. Bioretention basins are great tools for filtering parking lot runoff. They're also used in traffic circles and along roads. Learn more at: www.epa.gov/oaintrnt/stormwater/best_practices.htm#bioretentioncells.


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