Permeable Pavements Protect Water by Reducing Flooding, Treating Water

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The surface of the Carver County Government Center parking lot is porous.. Photo Credit: Chaska Herald.

Article courtesy of Madeline Seveland | January 26, 2016 | Chaska Herald | Shared as educational material

Permeable pavement, also known as porous pavement, permits water through to a storage area, where pollution is treated. This type of pavement helps reduce flooding, prevents pollution entering lakes and rivers, and increases groundwater. Because water seeps through it, less salt is needed to treat ice on the surface of the pavement in winter, and so less pollution reaches rivers and lakes. This type of pavement is not good to use in high traffic areas, heavy equipment areas, and high wind erosion areas. Read more here:

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