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My society is mainly car oriented. In context, as more people own cars, more parking lots become necessary. The Public Works Department in Olympia, Washington, found that parking lots account for 53% of imperviousness on a commercial site and 15% on multi-family sites, figures typical of most communities. Unfortunately, parking lots can adversely affect the environment as well as detract from community character. Paved parking lots are typically designed to collect and concentrate large areas of stormwater runoff, which can impact a receiving stream's hydrography as well as water...