Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.17
Liaison Nina Bisbee
Submission Date June 29, 2017
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Bryn Mawr College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nina Bisbee
Facilities Services
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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:
Bryn Mawr College stormwater best management practices include pervious paving, rain gardens and ground water infiltration basins. In addition, the college maintains an innovative pond structure installed in 2001 that naturally treats the stormwater of an additional 72 acres of land beyond the campus boundary. The pond includes a "bench" of wetland plants that organically consumes pollutants. The pond also collects sediments and cools the water, further improving its quality, before it exits the pond and re-enters downstream creeks at a controlled rate to avoid flooding.

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:
All new projects will meet the requirements of Lower Merion Township to mitigate 100% of a two year storm at a minimum.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:
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