As cities continue to see growth, we see growth in other areas as well. Pavements, buildings and other impervious surfaces generate additional runoff and pollutants causing stream bank erosion, degenerating lakes and polluting sources of drinking water.
In response to environmental and economic impacts the storm water runoff is causing, U.S. federal law requires that each state control water pollutants in runoff through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Through this law, one of the requirements is that states and localities execute best management practices (BMPs), controlling the pollution from further development.
Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements (PICPs) are highly effective in providing infiltration, detention, and treatment of storm water pollution.
In addition, PICP designs can provide a firm and stable surface for visually impaired persons and those using wheeled mobility devices, making it no problem to confirm to ADA requirements.