What are Permeable Pavers?
Permeable pavement (pavers) is a pervious alternative to sidewalks, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces. Pervious surfaces allow water to run through it instead of moving across it or collecting on top of it, like impervious surfaces. Permeable pavers are installed with small gaps between the individual pavers, allowing for water to move through the paver’s voids it into the underlying gravel and soil layers at a controlled rate.
Multiple projects using permeable pavers have been planned and installed throughout the Wimberley Valley as examples of BMPs.
hOW DO THEY PROTECT THE CYPRESS CREEK WATERSHED?
Permeable pavers have multiple preventative benefits, including:
Maintaining healthy groundwater levels through increased filtration.
Reducing stormwater runoff.
Reducing pollutants such as sediment, bacteria, etc. from entering our waterways.
See our permeable paver BMPs here.