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Columbia County SWCD Porous Pavement


Porous pavement at Columbia County SWCD

Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) has a paved driveway with turf pavers to increase stormwater infiltration and decrease runoff. The stormwater infiltrates well on-site.

Site Location

Site name: Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District
Address: 1024 State Route 66, Ghent, NY 12075
County: Columbia
Watershed: Claverack Creek
Land use of site: Office and environmental education center
Can this site be visited? Yes
Location on site: Lower parking lot

Practice Details

Intent of design: Stormwater infiltration
Size of structure/capacity: about 100 ft by 100 ft
Size of drainage area: 1/2 acre
Plants or materials used: Turf pavers, conservation mix around perimeter of parking area
Maintenance: Little maintenance is required
Maintained by: CCSWCD staff
More than one practice at this site? Yes, Columbia County SWCD Rain Garden

Design/Installation Information

Design: Columbia County
Installation: Columbia County
Date of installation: First part: 2006; second part: 2007
Zoning change or special permit required: No
Project cost: $14,000
Form of payment: Undisclosed

For Additional Site Information:

Contact: Chelsea Benson, Education Program Coordinator, Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center, Columbia County SWCD
Email: Chelsea.Benson@ccswcd.org
Phone: (518) 828-4386 ext. 3