Permeable Pavement Systems: Technical Considerations
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Sustainable Development
Low Impact Development

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Bean, Eban, Mark Clark, and Barbra C, Larson. 2019. “Permeable Pavement Systems: Technical Considerations: AE530, 4/2019”. EDIS 2019 (2). Gainesville, FL.


Permeable pavement systems are Green Stormwater Infrastructure practices that can reduce runoff while supporting vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This new 8-page document provides technical details of permeable pavement systems, such as application, system elements, design, installation, operation, maintenance, crediting, and costs, in order to inform planners, engineers, landscape architects, local government officials, and other professionals in the built environment about the considerations for implementing and maintaining permeable pavements. Written by E. Bean, M. Clark, and B. Larson, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, April 2019.
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