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Pavement Reduction Rainwater Hazard Waste

One of the best and most effective ways you can reduce water pollution and restore the natural function of our watersheds is to reduce the amount of pavement on your property.

Hard surfaces like pavement, concrete, and roofs prevent stormwater from soaking into the ground and recharging groundwater supplies. Paved surfaces also create a heat island effect in Baltimore, making our urban areas hotter than surrounding, non-urban areas.

Reducing pavement and replacing it with native landscaping, pervious pavers, or lawn will allow water to more naturally filter into the ground, instead of rushing to the nearest waterway.

Pavement Removal Benefits

Replacing hard surfaces with landscaping or turf grass will beautify your property and create more space for recreation, as well as habitat for wildlife.

  • Beautify Your Property

  • Allow More Space for Landscaping or Recreation

  • Reduce Stormwater Runoff

  • Allow for Groundwater Recharge

Take Action

Blue Water Baltimore consults on hardscape removal projects for institutional properties, both religious and academic. Our stormwater management team can help you decide the best ways to remove hard surfaces from your property and advise on how to receive financial incentives for asphalt and concrete removal.

9,934 sq. ft. of was concrete removed along North Avenue in Baltimore City, with over 400 trees to be installed when the project is completed.