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Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Nov. 22, 2011
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Bowdoin College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Spencer Eusden
Sustainable Bowdoin Assistant
Sustainable Bowdoin
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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:

Bowdoin utilizes a rainwater capture system on the roof of two dorms for toilet flushing in those two buildings. The campus landscapes with indigenous plants that do not require irrigation. Additionally, surfaces are designed to direct rainwater runoff toward plants and maintain plant health. Bowdoin has several storm water retentions ponds, vegetative swales, infiltration galleries, under drained soil filters, under drained bio-retention cells. The Building Design Standards for Renovation Projects has a section devoted to reduction of stormwater runoff. The last 4 major construction projects have had some LEED certification in which stormwater credits were met.


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:

We have been experimenting with a green roof on our heating plant since last March, but we haven't officially built out the whole roof yet.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

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

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:
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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:

Bowdoin utilizes a rainwater capture system on the roof of two dorms for toilet flushing in those two buildings. The campus landscapes with indigenous plants that do not require irrigation. Additionally, surfaces are designed to direct rainwater runoff toward plants and maintain plant health. Bowdoin has several storm water retentions ponds, vegetative swales, infiltration galleries, under drained soil filters, under drained bio-retention cells.


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