Local & Regional
Wed March 7, 2012
City of Tulsa Tests Eco-friendly Concrete
As part of the effort to become more environmentally friendly, the city of Tulsa is testing a new type of concrete. It’s called ‘pervious’ and it’s more porous and able to contain water runoff much better than most concrete materials. Jack Petreikis is Director of the state concrete association. He says the environmental properties of the product is the big reason why it’s getting so much attention.
The city is testing various strips of the pervious concrete to see which holds up and reduces runoff best. The material won’t be used on roadways, but would go into parking lot, sidewalk, driveway, and other projects.