Clean Water with Asphalt

Because asphalt is impervious to water as well as many other substances, it has been beneficially used by humans for thousands of years.

But, can today's asphalt pavements - made of 5 percent asphalt cement, a petroleum product, and 95 percent stone - really provide cleaner water? The answer, although it may not be intuitively obvious, is YES. Click here to learn more.

Asphalt pavement, which has been used extensively throughout the United States and Europe for over a hundred years, is a tried and true road pavement material. But in this day of increased environmental attention, the green benefits of 100 percent recyclable asphalt pavement might be surprising to some. For improved stormwater management, clean drinking water, and reduced roadside pollution, asphalt pavements are clean and environmentally beneficial.

Download Cleaner Water with Asphalt Pavements.