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Garrison Institute Permeable Paving

Permeable Paving Surfaces at the Garrison Institute in Putnam CountyDescription

This permeable paving surface is an example of green infrastructure in an institutional setting. The permeable paving surface area minimizes stormwater runoff from parking areas by encouraging infiltration. Concrete paving stones are set in the ground on edge to provide structure in order to sufficiently support the weight of cars parked in the area, but still allows water to infiltrate into the ground in the spaces between.

Site location

  • Site Address: 14 Mary's Way, Route 9D Garrison, NY 10524
  • Town: Garrison
  • County: Putnam
  • Land Use of Site: Educational Institute
  • Can Site be visited?: Yes
  • Location on Site: Parking areas on the right and left of the Main road through campus.

Practice Information Details

  • Intent of Design: Initially chosen for aesthetics. Minimize surface runoff and encourage infiltration of stormwater. This is a popular option for parking areas, not appropriate for road design with speed limits above 10 mph.
  • Stormwater Management Capacity: Unknown
  • Year of Installation: 2002
  • Material Used: Patio Blocks
  • Annual Operational and Maintenance: Cut grass, replace infiltration media as required.
  • Required Zoning Change or Special Permit: None

Design Construction and Maintenance Information

  • Designed by: Undisclosed
  • Cost of Design: Undisclosed
  • Installed by: Polehumus Construction
  • Maintained by: Unknown

Contact for Additional site information:

Garrison Institute
Dennis Stobinski
14 Mary's Way, Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524