In 2000, the homeowner decided to rip out the unsightly black asphalt in her driveway and install more aesthetically appealing pavers from Futura Stone (www.fturastonehawaii.com). She chose AQUAPave, which are pervious pavers that allow stormwater to be absorbed into the ground beneath the pavement. Pervious pavers are an attractive and innovative solution for dealing with stormwater. AQUAPave boasts lower construction and life-cycle costs; elimination of surface runoff; and removal of 99% of oil and hydrocarbons and 97% of heavy metals, which are common pollutants from cars parked on driveways and roads.
Susan is an exemplary homeowner in that she is concerned with taking care of her home. By installing a few key items on her property, she is doing her part in helping to protect ocean health by restoring the āina: mauka to makai.