“Rain garden” is a simple term that is commonly used to refer to bioretention basins but may in some cases be used to describe other types of small landscape practices. This term may have somewhat different design implications in different regions and regulatory jurisdictions. It is commonly used in public-facing and non-technical documents.
Myth: Green infrastructure breeds mosquitoes.
Fact: Since mosquitoes can go through their life cycle in less than one week, green infrastructure practices are typically designed to drain within 72 hours or less, which will prevent completion of their life cycle.