Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Beauchamp
No Longer with the College
Facilities Services
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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:

Projects are designed to meet the Borough's 100 year flood plan.


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?:
Yes

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

The local performing and movie theater, owned and operated by Gettysburg College, is home to a 2,000 square foot green roof. A portion of the roof is covered with vegetation which reduces the buildings albedo, improves its stormwater runoff, reduces the heat inside the building, and reduces the carbon dioxide in the atmoshpere.


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:

A retention pond is located behind the science center. When the small stream on campus begins to overflow, water is diverted here instead.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

Our new athletic center drains all of the rainwater gathered on the rooftop underneath a campus parking lot to a 15,000 gallon cistern. This water is used for drought purposes only. If more than 15,000 gallons enters the cistern, it slowly moves towards a filtration system located under another parking lot.


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