Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.46
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Connecticut College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

The College strives to meet LEED Silver standards in all new construction and major renovation. Water conservation systems and native and low maintenance landscaping are listed as a focus area in the Sustainable Building Guidelines.


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:

The College partnered with a consulting firm to complete a stormwater management survey, which provided recommendations for better management on campus. Current practices include a small green roof on a portion of the student center; all new landscapes are designed with low maintenance plants that do not require watering or irrigation; loose soil, drainage risks, and other risks are be assessed during wet periods; and seeding and mulching will be used when appropriate to minimize erosion.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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