Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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Ball State University
OP-T2-22: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kevin Kenyon
Associate Vice-President, Facilites, Planning & Management
Facilites, Planning & Management
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Has the institution implemented technologies or strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal?:

A brief description of the snow and ice removal program, policy, or practice:

The University has a snow removal plan based upon the amount of snow and whether students are in residence or not. This plan is not so much a document for general reading but rather an internal guideline for Landscape Services employees to perform their responsibilities. It is comprised primarily of plow routes and snow storage locations. Landscape Services is responsible for clearing all streets, walks, drives and parking lots on campus. Equipment includes plow trucks, rotary brooms or blades and heavy equipment. Once pavements are cleared salt products are applied with power equipment or by hand. Sodium chloride is used on streets, drives and parking lots and is effective to 15 degrees F. Sidewalks, steps and ramps are treated with calcium chloride/magnesium chloride mixture either in granular or liquid form. This mix is effective to minus 5 degrees F. and meets the criteria for the local stormwater management plan.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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