A Study on Hydrological Parameters of Permeable Pavements

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Naresh Reddy G N
Valluru Viharika Reddy


Environmental sustainability is a topic of increasing importance in the construction industry
and its management. Porous pavement is one of the green infrastructures that reduce the
negative environmental impact from storm water runoff in the urban area. Permeable pavement
technologies are an important aspect in sustainable design. Traditional pavement surfaces are
virtually impermeable and are used in conjunction with ditches and storm drains to channelize
precipitation towards storm water management facilities. Permeable pavements provide a
different approach. Rather than channelizing precipitation along the surface of the pavement,
the water is allowed to infiltrate and flow through the pavement surface where it can be stored
and slowly allowed to return into the local groundwater system. A pavement slab suitable for
low traffic volume roads is designed as per IRC SP62: 2004 which allows storage of water upto
125 lit./m3of concrete pavement giving time for infiltration thereby reducing the runoff and
recharging the ground water or sufficient time for transport of it. The study results can help
quantify the environmental impacts and costs of using porous pavement surface at light traffic
condition and select the sustainable pavement alternative.


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G N N, Reddy V. A Study on Hydrological Parameters of Permeable Pavements. sms [Internet]. 31Dec.2019 [cited 29Jan.2023];11(SUP):432-7. Available from: https://smsjournals.com/index.php/SAMRIDDHI/article/view/1276
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