August 27, 2012

Permeable Pavers for Improved Water Quality

Many communities across the U.S. are working to improve water quality by reducing storm water runoff. Just think: Every time it rains that water you see running into storm drains is carrying an assortment of debris, pesticides, fertilizers, and other pollutants into the same local waters we use for swimming, fishing, and drinking water.

Hard surfaces, such as roofs, pavement, and patios, are the main contributor to storm water runoff because they prevent storm water from naturally soaking back into the ground. To combat this problem many cities are issuing guidelines or regulations directing homeowners and builders to use permeable construction materials for walkways, patios, and driveways.

If a new patio or driveway is on your to-do list, consider using permeable pavers. They look like typical brick pavers but are more eco-friendly because they allow water to drain and return back to the earth rather than run off into storm drains.



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