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Permeable Pavements Required for Parking, Sidewalks in New Orleans

New Orleans is looking for new ways to mitigate the effects of stormwater that regularly floods the city.
May 29, 2020, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"All new road projects in New Orleans will be required to use permeable pavement for parking lanes and sidewalks to help reduce flooding under an ordinance adopted by the City Council," reports Jeff Adelson.

"The mandate, which passed unanimously, will go into effect at the start of next year, and expands existing efforts to use green infrastructure to ease the burden on the city’s pumps and pipes," according to Adelson. 

More on the limitations of permeable pavements in general, and specifically with how this new law is written, is included in the source article.

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