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Liaison John Duvall
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2013
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Dominican University of California
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jacob Massoud
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
School of Business and Leadership
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
No

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

Dominican has stone and vegetated swales and three retention basins in order to manage the storm water. A medium size basin is located close to the Edgehill Village Dorms and two large basins are located along the soccer field.

In general, water runoff is diverted to a swale. The swale directs water to a large basin allowing water to percolate into the ground what ends up in the University well. Which then, DUC uses this water to irrigate the landscaping.

During heavy rains, if basins fill with water, there is an overflow allowing water to go to the creek. This process holds the water and slowly drains it into the creek rather than it all going once swelling the creek to high levels.

In the new athletic field, water is diverted to the two large trenches - which are the length of the field - these are filled with drain rock. Near the bottom of the trench there is a small pipe that diverts the water, at a slow rate, out to the creek.

All these initiatives were thought of in the design of new development projects, which was laid out in the architectural plans.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

DUC has three retention basins - 2 large and 1 medium - there is one close to the Edgehill Village Dorms and two close to the soccer field.
In the newest athletic field, water is diverted to two large trenches - which are the length of the field - these are filled with drain rock. Near the bottom of the trench there is a small pipe that diverts the water, at a slow rate, out to the creek.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

Stones are placed along the swales to allow water to flow into the creeks when it rains.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

As with stone swales, vegetation is placed along the swale to allow water to flow into the creeks in case of heavy rains.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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