EPA Science Inventory

Surface Infiltration Rates of Permeable Surfaces: Six Month Update (November 2009 through April 2010)

Citation:

BORST, M., A. ROWE, E. STANDER, AND T. OCONNOR. Surface Infiltration Rates of Permeable Surfaces: Six Month Update (November 2009 through April 2010). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-10/083, 2010.

Description:

At the end of October 2009, EPA opened a parking lot on the Edison Environmental Center that included three parking rows of permeable pavement. The construction was a cooperative effort among EPA’s Office of Administration and Resources Management, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, and the facility owner, Region 2. The lot serves as an active parking area for facility staff and visitors and also as a research platform. Key unknowns in the application of green infrastructure include the long term performance and the maintenance requirements. The perceived uncertainty in these is a barrier to widespread adoption of the installation of permeable surfaces for stormwater management. EPA recognizes the need for credible long-term performance maintenance data and has begun a long-term monitoring effort on this installation. This document outlines the methods and results of the surface infiltration monitoring of the permeable parking surfaces during the first six months of operation.

Purpose/Objective:

To inform the public.

URLs/Downloads:

SURFACE INFILTRATION RATES OF PERMEABLE SURFACES: SIX MONTH UPDATE (NOVEMBER 2009 THROUGH APRIL 2010)

NRMRL Pubs Website

Abstract

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 08/17/2010
Completion Date: 08/17/2010
Record Last Revised: 02/07/2014
Record Created: 07/26/2010
Record Released: 07/26/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 226747

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

URBAN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT BRANCH