Porous pavement offers environmental edge, advocates say

Capital News Service
LANSING –Rainwater flows through porous pavement, allowing it to quickly reach soil. That helps keep pavement clearer from ice and snow in the winter. And it reduces the pollutants that rain can wash off of streets and into surface water. Stormwater acts more naturally, like it did before so much ground was covered with city streets, said David Drullinger, an environmental quality professional with the Department of Environmental Quality. Detroit, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Battle Creek and Ann Arbor all have porous pavement installations.