In 2009, a permeable pavement research and demonstration site was constructed at the Edison Environmental Center, Edison, NJ. Infiltration testing of three original permeable parking rows through August 2012 indicated that clogging occurred along the upgradient edge of these pavements from runoff that drained from adjacent impermeable driving lanes.
A subsequent infiltration testing data collection effort from April 2017 through March 2020 focused on permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) that replaced one of the original permeable surfaces. While the original infiltration study through 2012 used random locations throughout the permeable parking rows, the newer study targeted upgradient edge to identify where clogging would occur. Testing locations along the upgradient edge were selected based on a high-resolution survey (HRS) of the parking lot performed in December 2014. The HRS identified three low spots along the upgradient edge that eventually clogged in the new PICP infiltration study.
The HRS may assist with maintenance routines. The newer study also supports the conclusion of the earlier study with regards to truncating the infiltration testing method, particularly for maintenance assessments.