Using Pervious Concrete for Managing Storm Water Run-off in Urban Neighborhoods: Case of Amman
Dania M. Abdel-Aziz, Duaa O. Al-Maani, Wael Al-Azhari

Pervious concrete is a new concrete with high porosity which usually used for flat work applications in order to allow water to pass through it, and by that it reduces the volume of direct water runoff from a site and increases the quality of storm water and water pollution. Due to the high flow rate of water through Pervious concrete pavement, rainfall can be captured and percolate into the ground, recharging groundwater, supporting sustainable construction, reducing storm-water runoff, and providing a solution for construction that is sensitive to environmental concerns. In urban areas especially where the land is very expensive, Pervious concrete pavement and its sub-base may provide a good amount of water storage capacity which eliminates the need for precipitation runoff containment strategies. This study examines the advantages of using such material to maximize storm-water, minimize flooding and improve water filtration in Jordan by replacing a selected parking lot area in the University of Jordan campus with Pervious concrete. The findings of this research support that using Pervious surfaces in storm-water management is a sustainable and yet environment friendly way of waterstorming.

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