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Author(s):Dale, Don
Author Affiliation:Freelance Writer, Altadena, California
Title:Pervious parking: Battling storm water runoff
Source:Landscape Construction. Vol. 5, No. 7, July 2007, p. 36, 39-40, 45.
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:St. Johnsbury, Vermont: Moose River Publishing
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Surface runoff; Water quality; Landscaping; Groundwater; Irrigation; Concrete; Asphalt; Parking lots; Water pollution
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the potential environmental benefits of pervious (porous) driveway materials, stating that "instead of a concrete of asphalt drive that allows runoff to speed away from the home and dump its sometimes toxic load into rivers and oceans...[pervious materials] allow water to penetrate into the soil, cleanse itself and serve as groundwater recharge." Explains the hazards of stormwater runoff, stating that "polluted runoff is now recognized by environmental scientists and regulators as the single largest threat to water quality in the United States." Discusses potential options for pervious materials, including the Grasspave grid, "which is a living, growing turf system on which cars can be parked." Also lists naturally porous driveway surfaces, including "native soil, gravel, oyster shell, decomposed granite, wood chips, [and] mulch." Mentions that "degree of slope is always a consideration in selecting a porous system."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Dale, D. 2007. Pervious parking: Battling storm water runoff. Landscape Construction. 5(7):p. 36, 39-40, 45.
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