Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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Denison University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

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

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.

Construction of a wetland/pond to capture rainwater runoff from buildings and parking lots was completed in association with the renovation to the athletic center and addition of a natatorium.

Denison conforms to all local and state environmental regulations for storm water management.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

The institution diverts rainwater from some building roof tops into a cistern to use for irrigation purposes.

There are a number of bioswales on campus and the college actively maintains its tree canopy having well over 5000 trees located on the main campus.


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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Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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