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Liaison Brack Hale
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2013
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Franklin University Switzerland
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brack Hale
Co-Director
Center for Sustainability Initiatives
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

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:

Franklin has created plans for storm water management for both construction projects as well as daily campus activities. The construction site for the newly constructed dormitory was terraced and swathes of land were left unpaved or covered in gravel to mitigate and minimize any ecological impacts of the new building. Furthermore, all campus green spaces are terraced so that irrigation and rainfall continues down the slope to return back to the lake. Additionally, at our main campus, a grated pipeline has been installed along the length of the greenbelt that carries all drainage water down to a major pipeline. This pipeline diverts all water back into Lake Lugano.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

The Franklin College has a vegetated roof.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

The construction site for the newly constructed dormitory was terraced and swathes of land were left unpaved or covered in gravel to mitigate and minimize any ecological impacts of the new building


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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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:

Franklin has created plans for storm water management for both construction projects as well as daily campus activities. The construction site for the newly constructed dormitory was terraced and swathes of land were left unpaved or covered in gravel to mitigate and minimize any ecological impacts of the new building. Furthermore, all campus green spaces are terraced so that irrigation and rainfall continues down the slope to return back to the lake. Additionally, at our main campus, a grated pipeline has been installed along the length of the greenbelt that carries all drainage water down to a major pipeline. This pipeline diverts all water back into Lake Lugano.


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