Improving the landscape at the site and neighborhood level can control localized flooding.
RainReady is an initiative of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). Flooding causes millions of dollars annually at the local level. RainReady Home is a home upgrade, complete with a property assessment, construction oversight and upfront financing. Improvements can include downspout disconnection, re-grading, foundation crack sealing, porous paving, rain gardens, and backwater valves. Landscape improvements are prioritized. CNT will reach out to communities across the Chicago region to build demand for RainReady Community services. (January 2015) Prepared by The Center for Neighborhood Technology(CNT).