ICC Upgrades Campus Parking Lots

By WEEK Producer

August 19, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:30 AM CDT

Illinois Central College has installed new porous asphalt along the north end of one of its East Peoria Campus parking lots.

Contractors and college officials Friday demonstrated the "GREEN" asphalt.

The pavement was doused with water from a water truck to simulate water accumulation and run-off.

School officials say the parking lot installation is the most recent example of ICC's commitment to sustainability in its buildings and grounds.

Porous asphalt pavements are an alternative solution to manage storm water runoff.

By replenishing water tables and aquifers rather than forcing rainfall into storm sewers, ICC says the porous asphalt helps reduce demands on storm sewer systems.

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