Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Bowdoin College
OP-T2-46: Non-Potable Water Usage

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
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 LEED silver certified residence halls for toilet flushing in those two buildings. The college 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 stormwater retentions ponds, vegetative swales, infiltration galleries, under drained soil filters, and under drained bio-retention cells.


The percentage of irrigation water usage from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources :
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The percentage of building space using water from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources:
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The percentage of water used in utility plants from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources:
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The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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