Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Nov. 22, 2011
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Bowdoin College
Tier2-3: Non-Potable Water Usage

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Spencer Eusden
Sustainable Bowdoin Assistant
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution use non-potable water (e.g., harvested rainwater or graywater) for irrigation and/or other applications?:
Yes

A brief description of the source of non-potable water and how it is used:

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