The AquaPave™ Permeable Onsite Stormwater Source Control System is a proven method of reducing, if not eliminating, runoff quantities from a site and improving the quality of the water discharged back to the environment. In simplest terms, the AquaPave system allows commonly recurring rainstorms to infiltrate through the permeable concrete paving stone surface into a clear crushed open graded aggregate base. Depending on the type of native soil, the water then infiltrates back into the local groundwater table and/or slowly drains (in a controlled method) into a storm sewer or watercourse.
ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) has created a number of documents outlining the benefits of, and potential applications using, Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements (abbreviated as PICPs).
Additional information, such as design tools, sustainability information, educational opportunities, and ideas gallery, can be sourced at the ICPI Website.