Pervious concrete is a special type of concrete with a high porosity used for concrete flatwork applications that allows water from precipitation and other sources to pass directly through, thereby reducing the runoff from a site and allowing groundwater recharge.
Why this Matters
For My Organization
Pervious cement captures stormwater and allows it to seep into the ground, which is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing stormwater runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stormwater regulations.
For New Orleans
Pervious cement is critical for stormwater drainage, which is critical to the health of people and the environment in urban settings.