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Liaison Julia Knight
Submission Date July 18, 2012
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Harrisburg Area Community College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Julia Knight
Director
Office for Sustainability
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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:

All stormwater management areas meet or exceeds the requirements of the Spring Creek and Paxton Creek (Harrisburg Campus), and Rock Creek (Gettysburg) Act 167 Stormwater Managment Plan and the requirements of the NPDES Phase II PAG-2 Permit. The overall approach to stormwater management on all HACC campuses integrates limiting vegetation loss and soil changes by incorporating Best Management Practices (BMP's), including structural and non-structural practices, and by considering overall impacts to receiving streams, to the percent increases in rate and volume of runoff, and to improving water quality.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

In 2010, the Gettysburg Campus received a "Growing Greener" grant from the state, which funded a campus renovation project that included the installation of a pervious parking lot, retention ponds and rainwater gardens.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

The structural stormwater Best Management Practices located on the Shumaker Public Safety Center site, Harrisburg Campus, include an infiltration basin, wet pond, two wetland basins and a rain garden.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

At the Harrisburg Midtown Campus, two classroom buildings are connected via a 'green' walkway designed with native plants, rain gardens, and vegetated swales, to capture and infiltrate stormwater runoff. The native plants used in the landscape design were chosen for their phytoremediation capabilities. The resulting greenway provides many benefits to the environment along with providing a 'rural' space within the 'urban' neighborhood.


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:

Four rain gardens, located on the Harrisburg Campus, control stormwater runoff from student parking lots. The rain gardens capture runoff, preventing overflow to a receiving creek.


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