Permeable and viable paving

Howe, John
November 2006
Sustain' Magazine;2006, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p42
The article discusses how concrete block permeable pavements (CBPP) are helping with the sustainable management of rainwater and offers information on their cost benefits. According to the author, SUDS aim to replicate the natural drainage pattern of a site prior to development and to reduce pollution, flow rates and water volumes. The CBPP technology can provide a structural pavement that allows rainwater to infiltrate through into the pavement construction for temporary storage and treatment prior to infiltration to the ground.


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