Waterwise Wednesday: Congratulations!

Antelope Creek, which runs through the heart of Lincoln, has been removed from the national list of impaired waters.

Antelope Creek’s E. coli bacteria levels were more than 25 times the water quality standard when it was added to the Clean Water Act list of impaired waters in 2004.

Fifteen stormwater quality improvement projects, two major flood control projects, rain gardens, and permeable pavers have not only cleaned the creek, but made a viable outdoor recreation area with about eleven miles of bike trail.

Photo: Antelope Creek November 2014, L. Sato

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POROUS PAVEMENT

Porous Pavement

Porous pavement allows stormwater and snow melt to pass through voids in the paved surface and infiltrate into the subbase. This type of drainage allows for less chance of ice on the roads to to quicker dispersal time. Porous pavement may be constructed from four basic material types:

  1. Asphalt
  2. Concrete
  3. Paver Blocks
  4. Plastic Grid Systems

For more information on porous pavement please visit www.werf.org