|Submission Date||July 25, 2012|
OP-23: Stormwater Management
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:
Denison maintains a number of stone and vegetated swales, as well as, retention ponds around campus buildings and parking lots to reduce the effects and impact of storm water runoff. The institution also diverts rainwater from some building roof tops into a holding tank to use for irrigation purposes.
Denison conforms to all local and state environmental regulations for storm water management.
The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
The college constructed a parking garage in 2005 that incorporates green roof technology. The roof of the garage doubles as the Shackleford-Reese Commons and is a green space located in the heart of campus.
Does the institution have porous paving?:
A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
Does the institution have retention ponds?:
A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
Retention ponds exist in a couple of locations on campus to help contain storm water accumulated from parking lots and paved areas.
Does the institution have stone swales?:
A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
Stone swales are located in a number of places on campus to reduce erosion along sensitive areas.
Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
In areas where stone swales and/or retention ponds are not feasible or aesthetically pleasing, the college uses vegetated swales to mitigate storm water runoff.
Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
Some buildings have rainwater collection from roof tops. The water is held in underground storage tanks and used for campus irrigation.
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