esign professionals, contractors and municipal officials are invited to join Pike County Conservation District, Thursday, May 22 from 1 pm - 5 pm at the PPL Environmental Learning Center in Wilsonville for a demonstration of a unique and effective means for managing stormwater — pervious concrete.


Design professionals, contractors and municipal officials are invited to join Pike County Conservation District, Thursday, May 22 from 1 pm - 5 pm at the PPL Environmental Learning Center in Wilsonville for a demonstration of a unique and effective means for managing stormwater — pervious concrete.

This best management practice (BMP) can help meet the environmental demands of reducing storm water runoff, recharging groundwater, and more efficiently using land by reducing the need for large retention basins and other management devices. Use of this and other stormwater BMPs are recommended by both the US EPA and the PA DEP.

Ken Crank, director of Concrete Promotion from the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association, will provide attendees with a background in pervious concrete: what it is; how it works; where it can be used; and how it is designed. Practical applications for the use of pervious concrete and design criteria will be highlighted by J.D. Hudak, P.E. and Justin G. Hoffmann, P.E. of Kiley Associates, LLC. Finally, placement and infiltration demonstrations will be performed by Mercereau Masonry, Inc. with concrete supplied by Wayne County Ready Mix Concrete Company to afford attendees a first hand look at the advantages pervious concrete can offer in storm water runoff management.

There is no charge for the program but registration is requested. To register please contact the Pike County Conservation District at 570-226-8220 or e-mail mulmer@pikepa.org before May 20.