Tag Archives: Permeable pavement

New green infrastructure investment model receives $1.7 million in funding

Prudential Financial is investing $1.7 million in a pilot collaboration between The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, Va.) and asset management firm Encourage Capital (New York) to prevent millions of gallons of stormwater runoff originating in Washington D.C. from the entering the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. The venture, called District Stormwater LLC, is based on a new […]

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EPA’s Soak Up the Rain campaign encourages action on stormwater runoff

Soak Up the Rain is a stormwater public outreach campaign created by the New England office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help raise awareness about the problem of polluted stormwater runoff and encourage action by citizens, municipalities, and others to help reduce runoff. Launched in 2012, the campaign seeks to highlight the […]

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New drainage technology holds potential for reducing stormwater runoff

Detroit-based Parjana Distribution LLC is partnering with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) on a pilot project that involves testing a new stormwater drainage system for parking lots that is expected to significantly reduce stormwater runoff volumes. The technology, named energy-passive groundwater recharge products (EGRPs), includes 31.75mm-diameter hydrophobic, polyethylene tubes composed of five chambers and open channels […]

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EPA Reports Aid Communities in Implementing Green Infrastructure and Reducing Aquatic Trash

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two new reports in October 2015. The first is a synopsis of EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) findings, lessons learned, and guidance related to green infrastructure. The report, titled Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Control: Gauging Its Effectiveness with Community Partners, is the most comprehensive summary of […]

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New Report Examines Practical and Research-Based Lessons on Green Infrastructure

Despite increasing implementation of green infrastructure for stormwater management, information on its design, implementation, operation, and performance is limited. In July, the Science Policy Exchange, in cooperation with Syracuse University, released the report Green Infrastructure: Lessons from Science and Practice. The report is intended to help readers understand the strengths and limitations of green infrastructure. […]

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Are Pervious, Permeable, and Porous Pavers Really the Same?

An article by Mark Walker, director of business development for Kuert Concrete, detailing the differences between pervious, permeable, and porous pavers.

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Knox County, Tenn., Receives Grant for Stormwater Demonstration Park

On Nov. 9, the Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative announced $750,000 for nine watershed improvement projects. Knox County was awarded $95,400 in funding to complete Phase 2 of the Harrell Road Stormwater Demonstration Park. The 6-ha (15-ac) park is on a previously abandoned tract. A wetland will filter runoff, and the park will contain other stormwater […]

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Imagine H2O Announces Water Prize Finalists

On Dec. 12, Imagine H2O announced the finalists for its 2012 water startups prize. PaveDrain, LLC is among the early revenue track finalists. The company offers a permeable-pavement option that utilizes arched blocks. According to PaveDrain, the arched shape improves structural integrity and maximizes stormwater capacity. Imagine H2O inspires and empowers individuals and emerging companies […]

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Yakima, Wash., Students Help Test Permeable Pavement

On April 18, high school students in Yakima, Wash., helped collect runoff samples from a low-impact development demonstration project. The project — funded in part by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology — compares pervious asphalt, pervious concrete, and permeable pavers. All three demonstrations have a layer of crushed stone or sand […]

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Porous Pavement Performance in Cold Climates

Tom Ballestero and Rob Roseen, University of New Hampshire  Stormwater Center  Due to the need for improved stormwater management, the application of porous pavements is increasing dramatically in northern areas with cold climates. Yet, there are persistent misconceptions about these systems, in particular with regard to cold climate performance.  Permeable pavement infiltration is not negatively affected […]

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