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 to turn water challenges into opportunities. The nonprofit’s fourth annual business plan competition focuses on innovative solutions to water quality, efficiency, and access challenges. Finalists will compete for $200,000 in cash and in-kind services. Read more.

The Water Environment Federation partners with Imagine H2O to showcase finalists and winners within the Innovation Pavilion, which debuted at WEFTEC® 2012.