How Permeable Pavers are Changing Storm Water Management
Reducing the Strain
For more than a century, municipalities have managed storm water runoff by directing it to nearby rivers and watercourses. With cities continuing to grow, mandates for retention and detention ponds are commonplace along with an increasing trend to charge storm water management fees. These methods get the job done for typical rainfall events. However, many conveyance systems cannot handle the increased frequency of extreme storm events experienced over the last few decades. Many municipalities and businesses are turning to permeable interlocking pavers as an aid, or in some cases an alternative to traditional methods.
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