The concept of managing storm water with porous or dense graded asphalt pavement has been done successfully in Minnesota since 2005, and nationally since the 1970’s to provide a solution to storm water runoff and groundwater table recharge. Asphalt pavements have been used in various climate conditions with the benefits of providing runoff control, aquifer recharge, reduction of drainage structures needed to comply with storm water regulations, and increased skid resistance and safety. The most common locations for use include parking lots and low volume roads, and in high activity recreational areas like basketball and tennis courts or playground lots. Pavement design is also available for heavier load facilities.
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