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Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
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Guilford College
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Petree
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Operations
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Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

Whenever possible, rain water is managed without the use of piping. We have stormwater management strategies that include a bio retention cell, grass-lined swales in a new parking lot and farm, along with a gutter system that brings much of the run-off to our lake, where it is naturally filtered. Much of the campus lacks street catch basins. This water is led to vegetated areas where the water can infiltrate or evaporate.


Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

Whenever possible, rain water is managed without the use of piping.


A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:

Roof-top rainwater is collected in a 1700 gallon cistern at Archdale Hall and used for toilet flushing. There is a 1200 gallon rain water collection tank located a facilities that is used for plant and flower watering and compost tea production.


Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
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A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:

The college has one bio-retention cell that treats the rainwater from the roof-top of one apartment style student resident housing 48 students.


A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:
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A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:
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A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

Our newest parking lot was re-constructed using vegetated bioswales.


A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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