On removing pavement

Removing pavement is an activity that most homeowners can do that provides immediate and measurable environmental and social benefits to San Francisco.

By removing pavement residents participate in ecological restoration, building habitat for local pollinators and other wildlife.

By removing pavement homeowners are restoring our local watersheds, permitting water to drain into the soil and not into the storm drain.  

By removing pavement participants are supporting a healthier ocean and San Francisco Bay by reducing pressure on the City’s combined sewer system.

Increasing permeability (the ability of the open soil to capture rainwater) reduces pressure on the City’s wastewater treatment plants, which especially helps during large surge storms, when the City’s combined sewer system can become stressed

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