Sidewalks - Caring for Your Sidewalks
A new sidewalk is a asset to your neighborhood. Our intention is to provide sidewalks that make streets safer and accessible to more people. We believe that sidewalks will create, complete, or enhance recreational walking routes and link neighborhoods, parks, schools, and recreational trails.
What is Pervious Concrete?
A portion of the sidewalk was constructed using pervious concrete which allows rain water to percolate through the concrete and be absorbed in the soil below. Pervious concrete reduces stormwater runoff and the need for stormwater drainage and ponds. It acts like the original soil conditions by allowing the water to pass through and continues to replenish ground water. This innovative product has many environmental and economic benefits that help to sustain the integrity of our community.
Please Maintain Your Sidewalk:
Help maintain our new sidewalks. Pervious concrete functions best when the surface is not clogged. Homeowners can help reduce organic pollutants reaching the sidewalk and street by following these tips.
- Don't Park or Drive On Your Sidewalk: Remember sidewalks are not designed for vehicle traffic. Parking on or driving across the sidewalk will permanently damage it. Pervious concrete especially does not have the strength for the heavy loads from cars and trucks.
- Keep Grass Clippings Off the Sidewalk: When mowing your lawn (without a bag), spray the grass clippings away from the pervious sidewalk.
- Sweep the Sidewalk: When sweeping the sidewalk, sweep leaves and organic matter towards the lawn rather than into the street. Remember it is important to conserve water, so sweeping your sidewalk is a great way to help conserve.