Watch That Water!

This article discusses the unique needs that parking facilities have with regards to pollution control. Because impervious surfaces where rain falls become urban runoff, parking facilities can be sources of significant water pollution; in fact, parking facilities and roads are often the principal sources of water pollution in urban areas. Motor vehicles are sources of pollutants such as gasoline, motor oil, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and heavy metals. The article discusses ways that parking lot pollution is treated (including the mandating of stormwater management facilities for new structures) in addition to describing alternative paving materials and hazardous materials that may be found in these facilities.

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  • Authors:
    • Mahan, Brenda S
    • Greenwald, Jeffrey H
  • Publication Date: 2011-12


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01489992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2013 11:39AM