Colmar Manor: A Smart Green Street with PaveDrain

An asphalt traffic intersection in Colmar Manor, MD, (38.935080, -76.948532) was replaced with PaveDrain heavy-duty permeable pavement, along with an in-situ water level sensor for performance monitoring. In the two years since it was installed the system is functioning as a roadway and stormwater BMP without maintenance, representing a commitment to environmental justice in this economically disadvantaged neighborhood. Furthermore, the use of sensors has documented stormwater performance well in excess of expected, suitable for crediting towards local stormwater compliance.

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