SF Permeable Paving Stone Systems

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Website Link: http://www.cncement.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CNCA_1-SF-Rima-Permeable-Pavem-Design-Manual-2012.pdf

Permeable pavements provide a different approach. Rather than channelizing precipitation along the surface of the pavement, the water is allowed to infiltrate and flow through the pavement surface where it can be stored and slowly allowed to return into the local groundwater system. The benefits of this approach are well documented [1] and their use by designers is encouraged through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™. In addition, the use of permeable pavements can be cost‐effective as the use of these pavement systems can reduce or even eliminate costly storm sewer systems, reduce the size of storm water detention ponds and provide additional land area for potential development or parkland. Applies to:
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