Permeable Concrete at GVSU

Permeable concrete catches rainwater, storing it in a reservoir below to eventually allow it to infiltrate the soil. This reduces runoff by catching some of the rainwater instead of just flowing to the storm water sewers. Depending on how well this works, it may also save money by not having to install another form of green infrastructure listed above.

Permeable Concrete Image Example

“Permeable Pavement.” Green Building Alliance,

GVSU currently has no examples of permeable concrete, but they used to. According to the map on GVSU's website there are currently three sites, but unfortunately all have been removed. We hope to soon install new areas of permeable concrete because it has a large impact on the surrounding environment. 


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