Iowa’s Pervious Pavement Water Quality Project

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

10/01/04

END DATE

03/31/05

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CP TECH, CTRE
SPONSORS

PCC Center Sponsored Research Fund

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Paul Wiegand

Director, SUDAS

Principal Investigator
Dale Harrington
Principal Investigator
Vern Schaefer

Interim Director, CEER

About the research

The project was a feasibility study to determine how pervious (permeable) concrete pavements perform in cold weather applications. Potential applications include parking lots where pervious pavements can aid in both water quality and detention. Pervious pavements would be ideally suited to a number of existing and proposed structural controls to increase infiltration of precipitation from storm events, complement the use of temporary on-site storage of runoff to reduce peak discharge, and achieve measurable improvement in the quality of the runoff.

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