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Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 7: Permeable Pavement

426-126 (BSE-275P)This fact sheet is one of a 15-part series on urban stormwater management practices. Please refer to definitions in the glossary at the end of this fact sheet. Glossary terms are italicized on first mention in the text. For a comprehensive list, see Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) publication 426-119, “Urban Stormwater: Terms and Definitions.”Permeable pavement is a pavement material, usually asphalt or concrete, that is made permeable by eliminating fine materials from the mix. This allows runoff to infiltrate through the pavement to a stone reservoir below the pavement. This fact sheet describes the benefits of this practice, and potential issues that should be addressed for it to be successful. 8.5 x 11, 5 pages, DS, color page 1 and 2, 24#, single staple upper-left