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Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Betty Lombardo
Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

An element in the design phase of construction projects on Arizona State University campuses includes retaining civil designers to draw site plans that retain stormwater within the property lines to ensure that surface drainage is designed so that stormwater is conveyed to adequate retention and detention structures. The University Tempe campus has many retention basins equipped with drywells and underground retention tanks to retain stormwater on our campuses and reduce stormwater runoff. In addition, the University has a drywell and stormwater drainage maintenance program and has implemented several cleanup and waste minimization initiatives campus wide.
The University has established LEED standards and won awards for excellence on new construction projects. For additional information about LEED certified buildings on Arizona State University campuses, see the website: http://cfo.asu.edu/fdm-recently-completed-construction. Achieving LEED sustainable site credits 6.1 and 6.2 for construction projects on campus is a desired goal.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Porous paving has been discussed as a choice of material for several projects on campus. At this time, the parking lot west of the Fine Arts Center and several pedestrian walkways across campus have porous paving to infiltrate water into the subsurface.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

The Tempe campus has many retention basins equipped with drywells and underground retention tanks to retain stormwater on our campuses and reduce stormwater runoff.
The Polytechnic campus, enhanced natural desert drainage washes have been added to reduce stormwater runoff in the heart of campus and at the Vermont Road improvement project area. At the West campus there is a retention basin at the southeast area. When the city park area was constructed, the size of the drainage area was increased for future growth. All drainage at the West campus goes to these areas.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

The University incorporates vegetated swales all across campus to hold stormwater before going to retention basin and drywells.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

The University has constructed underground retention tanks, additional drywells and retention basins to reduce stormwater runoff throughout all Arizona State University campuses.


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