In many areas of the country, permeable pavers are becoming the preferred hard surface for parking lots, drive ways, patios, and walks.

This is due largely to the capability of permeable paver systems to manage water run-off and absorb that water. The absorbed water can either be recycled by being stored in a cistern with filtration system for irrigation or livestock watering.

The water can also be drained naturally into the ground to percolate down to the water table.