Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.83
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bates College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

We build all new projects to LEED Silver equivalent, which has policies for rainwater management that we closely adhere to. We treat 95% of all rainwater on new construction - our new dorms of Chu and Kalperis, and our new Garcelon field. We have implemented underground storm water retention as well at our new Dining Commons, and our largest parking areas. We use our on campus pond, Lake Andrews for detainment, retention, and treatment for over 50% of the campus, as well as some surrounding municipal streets.

Please see Rainwater Treatment - http://www.bates.edu/sustainability/buildings/

A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

As we are located in an urban area, we have to adhere to the strictest standards of rainwater management, and even manage runoff from surrounding streets. Our Lake Andrews, which was created to provide storm water treatment in the form of sediment removal, nutrient uptake and removal, in combination of mitigation of peak storm water flows. In our newer dorms, we have implemented LID best practices - grassed underdrained soil filters, bio-retention soil filters, stormcrete porous pavement, etc., as well as a record keeping management system for making sure these areas are properly maintained, and continue to work as designed.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.