Buffalo's first porous green street was unveiled Monday.
Mayor Byron Brown used a fire hose to demonstrate how the new porous pavement reduces the amount of water run-off going into the city's storm sewers. It is part of a pilot project in the city.
Water flowed from a hose hooked to a fire hydrant on Claredon Place off Forest Avenue, but the pavement was soaking it up instead of quickly flowing into a nearby sewer grate.
"You can see from that test it's a great success. It is working perfectly, like it was designed to work," said Mayor Brown.