The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) staff is committed to , , creeks and rivers but we need YOU to help us protect and preserve area natural resources for future generations. There are many ways you can get involved and ! We want to highlight your positive actions so please share with us pictures or videos of you and your loved ones on social media using #BeRiverProud. Once a month, we’ll feature your stories on our blog.
Lisa Arceneaux, P.E. – Homeowners Guide to Installing Permeable Pavers
This month we’d like to introduce to you a steward of the San Antonio River taking action at home. Meet Lisa, an environmental engineer and Francesca Filippone, her student intern from Texas State, who decided to install a residential permeable pavement path that will soak up rain, slow it down, and reduce runoff. You see, Low Impact Development (LID) can be used anywhere and not just in commercial properties! Follow along as Lisa guides us step by step in her Homeowner’s Guide to Installing Permeable Pavers.
A quick tip before you begin!
For this home project you’ll need:
- Wheel Barrow
After you’ve gathered your materials, follows these 6 steps:
Watch the process here:
Check out the finished product!
As Lisa mentions in her guide, using hard surfaces such as concrete and asphalt are impervious cover and cause rainwater to collect on top or run off carrying pollutants and contributing to localized flooding. With LID features like permeable pavement, water is infiltrated, provides many benefits, and adds a nice aesthetic to any home.
Another LID feature that provides much of the same benefits is a rain garden. Read about how you can in your home on our Sustainability page.
Show us your river pride for a chance to be featured on our blog!
- Engage in activity showing river pride such as: recreating along the San Antonio River, showing your stewardship for the San Antonio River, and using sustainability practices at your home. To find more examples, read and at River Authority parks.
- Post a picture of your activity on social media!
- Tag @sanantonioriver
- Include #beriverproud