A Senator’s Pledge

Summer 2012

Support for the permeable pavers provision

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A Senator’s Pledge

On May 3, ICPI met with many of its members in the Louisiana concrete paver industry to host U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, for a special product demonstration and briefing session.

More than 30 concrete paver executives met at the Wilson Charter School in New Orleans, the site of a high-profile paver installation. The group demonstrated a simulated ASTM surface infiltration test to show how permeable concrete pavement systems allow for stormwater infiltration. They also briefed the Senator on the public policy benefits offered by concrete pavers.

Sen. Vitter was instrumental in retaining the permeable pavements provision in the final House-Senate version of the Transportation Reauthorization Bill passed into law on July 6.

For more information about the event, visit icpi.org/node/3748.