2017-04-07 / Front Page

Pounding the pavement



Pervious pavers installed in parts of the South Portland City Hall parking lot in 2011 as a green initiative to protect Casco Bay because they allow vehicle contaminants flushed by rain water to filter into the ground instead of running across the tar and into to the nearest drain out to sea, were touted at the time for their durability. However, this past winter was a hard one on the blocks. City Manager Scott Morelli said Tuesday he will consult with Public Works Director Doug Howard on replacement options. (Duke Harrington photo) Pervious pavers installed in parts of the South Portland City Hall parking lot in 2011 as a green initiative to protect Casco Bay because they allow vehicle contaminants flushed by rain water to filter into the ground instead of running across the tar and into to the nearest drain out to sea, were touted at the time for their durability. However, this past winter was a hard one on the blocks. City Manager Scott Morelli said Tuesday he will consult with Public Works Director Doug Howard on replacement options. (Duke Harrington photo)

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