American Society of Civil Engineers


Permeable Pavement Demonstration at the Edison Environmental Center


by Amy A. Rowe, (Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD/NRMRL/WSWRD, Urban Watershed Management Branch, 2890 Woodbridge Ave, MS-104, Edison, NJ 08837 E-mail: rowe.amy@epa.gov), Michael Borst, (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD/NRMRL/WSWRD, Urban Watershed Management Branch, 2890 Woodbridge Ave, MS-104, Edison, NJ 08837 E-mail: borst.mike@epa.gov), Thomas P. O’Connor, (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD/NRMRL/WSWRD, Urban Watershed Management Branch, 2890 Woodbridge Ave, MS-104, Edison, NJ 08837 E-mail: oconnor.thomas@epa.gov), and Emilie K. Stander, (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD/NRMRL/WSWRD, Urban Watershed Management Branch, 2890 Woodbridge Ave, MS-104, Edison, NJ 08837 E-mail: stander.emilie@epa.gov)
Section: Advances in LID BMP Design Methods—Lessons Learned, pp. 139-151, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41099(367)14)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Low Impact Development 2010: Redefining Water in the City
Abstract: There are few studies of full-scale, outdoor, replicated, functioning pervious pavement systems. More studies of pervious pavement operating in its intended use (parking lot, roadway, etc.) during a range of climatic events, daily usage conditions, and maintenance regimes are necessary in order to properly evaluate these systems. In accordance with this research need, the EPA’s Urban Watershed Management Branch has installed an instrumented, working full-scale 110-space pervious pavement parking lot in Edison, NJ. EPA plans to monitor several environmental stressors in effluent and runoff. This parking lot demonstration site investigates differences among side-by-side pervious asphalt, pervious concrete, and permeable interlocking concrete paver systems. The parking lot consists of three sets of parking rows, each one surfaced with a different pervious pavement type, and driving lanes surfaced with conventional asphalt. The pervious pavement parking areas contain replicated subsections to collect the infiltrating water as well as sections that allow the filtered effluent to infiltrate into the underlying soil. The replication allows for statistical analyses of collected data. Investigated parameters include: volume, temperature, solids, indicator organisms, nutrients, metals, and semi-volatile organic compounds.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Pavements
Permeability
Watersheds
New Jersey