Date: April 1, 2014

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Tours Stormwater Innovations

This winter, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) recognized Chaney Enterprises and others for their contributions to the successful completion of the rain gardens at the Reading and Butterfly Gardens/Watershed Education Experience at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.  This recognition was part of the MDE Stormwater Innovations tour.  Chaney’s own marketing manager, Steven Tripp was on hand to demonstrate just how quickly Pervious Concrete eliminates Stormwater runoff.  “At infiltration rates of around 500 inches per hour, Pervious Concrete can handle whatever nature throws at it”, says Tripp about Pervious Concrete’s performance.

Chaney Enterprises donated the concrete to the Annapolis landmark. This 12,000 square-foot pocket garden actively deals with storm water runoff issues with its bioretention rain gardens, step pools and bioswales joined together by Pervious Concrete walkways and features an outdoor education classroom. It actively supports the “No Child Left Inside” concept, offering a place where children may explore, appreciate and learn to preserve Earth’s natural resources.  The unique design was done by Anne Guillette of Low Impact Design Studio.  The concrete was placed by certified Pervious Concrete technician, Jim Moran of Increte of Maryland.

On hand at the event were MDE Deputy Secretary David Costello, Department of Natural Resources Assistant Secretary Dave Goshorn and Jana Davis of the Chesapeake Bay Trust.  In Deputy Secretary Costello’s comments he stated that, “Stormwater management and projects like the rain gardens at Quiet Waters Park are a great example of how collaboration among government, non-profits and communities can improve water quality, making our waterways swimmable, fishable and livable for future generations of Marylanders.”

Steven Tripp demonstrates pervious concrete
Steven Tripp demonstrates pervious concrete