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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND - Volume 7, Issue 3,, March 2018 (Special Issue)

Pages: 68-72
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Permeable Concrete for Storm Water Management and Ground Water Recharge

Author: Rajkumar Tammisettia Suribabu Boyidib Anusha Chundic Vinusha Vangarad

Category: Engineering, Science and Mathematics


Development of smart cities in India is primary reason for increase in quantity of impervious surfaces-(surfaces which doesn't let the water to penetrate through them). These impervious surfaces include asphalt streets and highways, concrete footpaths and pavements, parking lots, and highly compressed soil surfaces. Because of these impervious surfaces the runoff produced by these surfaces cause some serious problem to the low lying areas by flooding them. Growth in population leads to the demand for water, as the surfaces water bodies are not sufficient enough to meet the need of people they go after the alternative of ground water, this result in decline in ground water levels. Permeable concrete-(the concrete structure with voids in them which allow the water to penetrate through them) is a modern and environmental friendly material which can be used in construction of pavements, footpaths, and parking lots, where the traffic loads are low. The usage of these permeable concrete structures will reduce the amount of runoff and improve ground water recharge conditions. During the work the amount of area which has been impervious in our area of study was calculated, advantages and disavatages of using permeable concrete structures in place of impervious materials are discussed.

Keywords: Impervious; Surface runoff ; Ground water Recharge; Permeable concrete; Benefits; Drawbacks