Pervious pavement is a method of paving that allows stormwater to infiltrate into ground, reducing water runoff into storm drains, waterways and eventually our lakes, rivers and streams, as well as high flows that cause erosion and flooding.
In addition, pervious pavement captures pollutants in rainwater and allows the water to infiltrate slowly into the ground, just like nature does. Stormwater pollutants are broken down in the soil instead of being carried to surface waters. Pollutants include things like nutrients, pesticides, herbicides and soil particles.
By stopping stormwater from pooling and flowing away, pervious paving can help recharge groundwater aquifers and reduce peak flows and flooding, allowing streams to flow more consistently and at cooler temperatures, contributing to healthy ecosystems.
- Rebates for pervious pavers, asphalt or concrete on residential property – including driveways, patios, parking areas and sidewalks – are available to Eden Prairie residential water customers with non-delinquent accounts.
- The maximum rebate for any single project is 50 percent of the direct project design and construction costs up to a maximum of $1,500, and is subject to the participant’s commitment to complete and maintain the project. Funding is limited.
- The project must start and be completed in the current calendar year.
- Project plans must be preapproved by the City prior to construction.
- Applicant must secure all permits necessary for the work.
- City staff must inspect the project area before and after installation.
- All projects must be completed in accordance with City Code section 11.03 regarding the development and maintenance of off-street parking areas.
- Rebate is issued when the project is completed and valid receipts or invoices are presented to the City.
- The project must be maintained for a minimum of five (5) years.
Contact the City's environmental coordinator with questions regarding the City's water conservation rebate programs.