Wally’s porous concrete discovery!
Today, after Wally’s weekly walk through the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park, he decided to leave the Park a different way.  This time, as he was walking out of the Park, he stepped onto the IEUA Headquarters parking lot and noticed the concrete looked different.  After doing a little research, Wally learned that IEUA used many different green techniques when building their headquarters and were the first public agency in the nation to receive the Platinum rating from the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2003.  

Among these green techniques, IEUA used porous concrete in their parking lot, instead of normal concrete.  Porous concrete prevents runoff by absorbing water, so rainwater seeps down into the soil underneath and does not flow into the street.  Wally learned that this technique is another great way to save water for our future. 
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