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Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Clarkson University
OP-27: Rainwater Management

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Complete Expired Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

The University uses retention ponds, stone swales, vegetated swales and a stormwater mitigation chamber.


Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

3.4.4.1.1.5 Storm water Management
• Refer to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and US Environmental Protection Agency for technical and regulatory information concerning Storm Water Management.
• The Design Team shall evaluate and integrate innovative technologies where applicable to address the challenges of harvesting, storing, reclaiming, and reusing its water resources. Design Teams may need to collaborate with and address concerns of local governing authorities in certain locations and situations.
• Clarkson’s preference is to have more pervious than impervious surfaces on campus. Where possible, Clarkson encourages aquifer replenishment by allowing water to filter slowly into the groundwater table. Where feasible, use open channel storm drainage and vegetated swales for storm water conveyance instead of pipes.


A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:

The TAC building is LEED certified and has a rainwater catchment system. It collects 68 kgal/year.


Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
68000 Gallons

A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:

We have a bioswale running down the hill toward the river at downtown campus. The Beacon Institute has bioretention pond filters for runoff water.


A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

The LEED Gold BIRE building includes a small green roof


A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

The parking lot at the LEED Gold BIRE building is made of porous pavers


A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:

None


A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:

None


A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

There is a stormwater retention tank outside of the TAC building


A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

We have a bioswale running down the hill toward the river at downtown campus. The Beacon Institute has bioretention pond filters for runoff water.


A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:

stormwater mitigation chamber


The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:

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