Please Join Us To Celebrate EPA's Porous Pavement Education Project
When: November 20, 2012 at noon.
Rescheduled from November 8 due to inclement weather.
Where: Hurd Field Parking Lot, Drake Road, Arlington, MA
Who: Adam Chapdelaine, Arlington Town Manager; EkOngKar Singh Khalsa, Mystic River Watershed Association; Curt Spalding, US Environmental Protection Agency
What: Come to learn more about this exciting stormwater best management practice, and how EPA & the Town of Arlington collaborated to help improve water quality in the Mystic River Watershed.
Arlington Fire Department will assist in a demonstration and how porous pavement works and a Regenerative Air Sweeper, specifically designed for porous pavement will be on site to review.
Benefits of Porous Pavement
- Reduces the volume and velocity of runoff
- Improves water quality by capturing the water and filtering it
- Replenishes groundwater
- Reduces impacts of flooding during storm events
Eliminates the need for sanding and reduces the need for road salt in winter months
October 11, 2012
Hurd Field Parking Lot Open
The Hurd Field Porous Pavement Project is substantially complete and the parking lot is now open. There are still a few minor items that remain to be completed, so portions of the lot may be blocked off temporarily to allow for the finishing touches to be completed including landscaping and the installation of a rain garden.
The project is a collaboration between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Town of Arlington to re-construct the Hurd Field parking lot and educate community members and municipal officials about the benefits of using porous pavement to improve water quality.