Lake Havasu City Hall Center Green Infrastructure

In 2010, Lake Havasu City employees noticed the parking lot would pool in the same spots every time it rained. The pooling created a hazard. The large pool of water made it unsafe to drive through, and over time the pavement wear began to create potholes.

The solution was Green Infrastructure. This type of network changes the infrastructure to work with nature instead of against it. Instead of continually fixing the damage, the city decided to replace the impermeable asphalt with permeable concrete. Permeable concrete will allow the water to flow through the medium and drain to the soil beneath. Not only will this permeable concrete prevent storm water build up, but the natural filtering system beneath the concrete produces higher water quality of runoff returning to the Colorado River watershed.

With the north side of the parking lot now taken care of, the city needed a plan for the southwest side storm water pooling issues. With the south side corner being so close to the Broadwater wash, it was decided the water would be funneled out through a drain and pipe.


If you are interested in projects similar to this one, please email eidmannm@lhcaz.gov for future volunteer opportunities.


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