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Using permeable pavers for stormwater management

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The presentation by Tom Barrett will take place Thursday at the Chicago Center for Green Technology.

| February 21, 2011

Tom Barrett, owner of Green Water Infrastructure, will give a talk “Permeable Paving: A transformative approach to sustainable development” at 6 p.m. this Thursday.

Permeable hard surface construction is part of a continuing series of engineering solutions to water management that protects, restores and mimics the natural water cycle. Permeable paving is an efficient solution for stormwater runoff. It helps reduce flooding, increase water infiltration, recharge groundwater and improve water quality.

During the talk, Barrett will explain how to develop a more natural approach to stormwater management issues. Stormwater is the largest source of water pollution in the United States. And combining green infrastructure with existing infrastructure, as well as new technology with old technology, a sustainable future can be created.

This program is presented free of charge as part of the Chicago Center for Green Technology’s Green Tech U program. Registration is required by calling (312) 746-9642 or by emailing your requested class and contact information to greentech@cityofchicago.org with “Green Tech U” in the subject line. For more information, click here.
 

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