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“Why use Percoa?”

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 90 percent of surface pollutants are carried by the first 1-1/2 inch of rainfall.

Storm water drains don’t typically channel this polluted runoff to treatment facilities, but instead convey it directly into local water bodies.
Polluted runoff, if not diverted, ends up in our waterways along with water that is heated as it flows over paved surfaces and into the watershed.
The concern being that temperature change in a stream or lake can harm aquatic plants and wildlife.

The use of pervious concrete (Percoa)is widely accepted as an effective material to capture, filter and disperse storm water runoff and is among the Best Management Practices (“BMPs”) recommended by the EPA as well as by other agencies

Percoa’s proprietary, patent-pending products can be used for…
new construction or retro-fitting existing concrete or asphalt surfaces such as
storm water runoff basins
parking lots
and many other applications where water runoff is a concern.

Percoa combats the harmful effects of pollution entering the water supply, and helps reduce temperature changes.

Use it for your next project!
PERCOA because clean water is a global responsibility


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Why is managing stormwater so important?

Stormwater management is important to all of us because the water that runs down our streets after a rain, or off of lawns and parking lots ends up (often untreated) in our water ways causing…
-algae blooms and a buildup of pollutants.
This flush of water leads to contaminated waterways,…
such as Eagle Lake are losing depth due to runoff. Hardscape surfaces such as asphalt, concrete and buildings cover up the ground which once filtered and replenished the ground water. Minnesota is known as “The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes,” and polluted stormwater affects all of us.
According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota has:
Number of lakes:

11,842 (10+ acres)
Number of natural rivers and streams:
6,564 (69,200 miles)
Total Area Covered by Lakes and Rivers (deep water):
2,560,299 acres
Total surface water area including wetlands:
13,136,357 acres

Stormwater management affects us all, that is why we at PERCOA Inc. are actively working to combat stormwater pollution and runoff.
Join us and consider using PERCOA in place of old pavers or new permeable pavers
PERCOA because clean water is a global responsibility

Cost Share Grants for Stormwater Management

I just started reading up on this project, the “Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is kicking off a program that offers grants for projects that protect water resources by stabilizing shorelines and stream banks or utilizing stormwater best management practices (BMPs).”(SOURCE: TANGLETOWN NEIGHBOORHOOD)
It is just one more step towards cleaner waterways and, this empowers homeowners to participate in the process. Yes, we are moving forward!

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My favorite Green Advertiser in MPLS

Element Six  is my favorite green media company, they  provide a green alternative to traditional advertising and branding communications through the use of sustainable resources. They Reshape resources like snow, sand, flora and water.  Sustainable resources are vital to our well-being. Element Six Media seeks to demonstrate the viability to embrace ecologically responsible decisions while meeting the strategic communication needs of today’s consumer. ” (Source: Element Six)

 I love the idea of using sustainable, biodegradable products in advertising. Because PERCOA is a green company we want to advertise in a way that reflects our values.

 Check out their website to see why I love it!

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