Porous pavement and permeable pavers are materials, structures and pavement designs that are specifically designed to allow water to pass through them so they can infiltrate into the underlying soils. Currently, they work well when used in pedestrian areas, on and off-street parking stalls and alleys.
- Slow water down allowing infiltration
- Reduces runoff volumes and rates
- Filters pollutants
- Recharges groundwater
- Uses less de-icing material since runoff is infiltrated
USEPA Permeable Pavements