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Masseo Landscape, Inc. Permeable Pavers

Permeable pavers


This commercial driveway was constructed from permeable pavers to allow for stormwater infiltration. The pavers have a filtering chamber, and overflow is piped into an old hand-dug well on the site. In addition, 60% of roof runoff is piped underground to a separate filtering chamber, which also overflows into the well. The hope is to reuse the stored water in the future for irrigation and truck washing.

Site Location

  • Site name: Masseo Landscape, Inc.
  • Address: 826 Route 32, Tillson, NY 12486
  • County: Ulster
  • Watershed: Wallkill River
  • Land use of site: Commercial
  • Can this site be visited? Yes
  • Location on site: Driveway in southwest corner

Practice Details

  • Intent of design: Capture and possible reuse of stormwater
  • Size of structure/capacity: 700 square ft of permeable pavers
  • Size of drainage area: 1,200 square ft roof line for rooftop runoff disconnection
  • Plants or materials used: River birches, ornamental grasses, pieris, dogwood; permeable pavers
  • Maintenance: Annual pruning, mulching, weeding
  • Maintained by: Owner
  • More than one practice at this site? Yes, Disconnection of Rooftop Runoff

Design/Installation Information

  • Design: Mark Masseo, Masseo Landscape, Inc.
  • Installation: Masseo Landscape, Inc.
  • Date of installation: Summer 2010
  • Zoning change or special permit required: No
  • Project cost: $15,000
  • Form of payment: Check, property and company have same owner

For Additional Site Information:

Contact: Mark Masseo, Masseo Landscape, Inc.
Phone: (845) 658-9148