In December we announced that Water Council member PaveDrain LLC was a finalist for Imagine H2O’s Early Revenue Track prize for its work in mitigating storm water through arched paving bricks. On March 19, PaveDrain went on to win the category and take home a prize for the Consumer Innovations Competition. Runners up in the category were Jompy Instant Hot Water Outdoors and High Sierra Showerheads.
PaveDrain incorporates a Permeable Articulating Concrete Block/Mat (P-ACB/M) and arch design that can be filled with storm-water runoff while simultaneously providing strength for heavy vehicular loads. Its demonstrated ability in facilitating a natural (vertical) infiltration path recharges local groundwater and reduces first flush pollutants.
“The Imagine H2O business plan competition was a challenging six month exercise.” Said Doug Buch, President of PaveDrain. “It forces a business owner to review their business plan and look in the mirror and acknowledge the weaknesses of your business plan.”
As a future tenant of the International Water Technology Accelerator, PaveDrain looks forward to utilizing the recognition received from the Imagine H2O experience to expand its business. “Winning the competition has opened up huge doors for us across the U.S. and validates what we are trying to accomplish, which is changing the way the world handles stormwater runoff with a new paving system.”