Thursday, October 1, 2009

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Use of Porous Pavement

Question/Comment: Please find a way to encourage porous pavement for driveways and parking lots, etc.

City Update 5/12/08: The Office of Sustainability and the Environment (OSE) has as an FY09 goal to work with DPW to explore the possibility of utilizing porous pavement for driveways and parking lots.

1 comment:

  1. ABSOLUTELY!

    Why do we pay so much for sewer and water?

    Partly because more than 70% of Somerville is covered with tar, forcing the rain water to be treated in our sewage system (floding our buiding on the way) rather than sipping through the ground.

    Let's encourage people to use porous coverage for their driveway and parking lots.

    The problem is the cost of pavers!

    Let's give a tax insentive for using pavers that will be more cost effective on the long run. Much like tax rebate for other energy efficient home improvements.

    And let's change Somerville's zoning code regarding ground coverage.

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