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Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date Dec. 3, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Hope College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Greg Maybury
Director of Operations, Chief Sustainability Officer
Operations
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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:

Hope employs a variety of initiatives to reduce stormwater runoff. The college utilizes permeable pavement throughout campus. The Grounds Department collects roof rain water in soaker catch basins instead of using the storm water system for this runoff. At the campus athletic fields, retention ponds and vegetative waterways surrounded by 6 ft. no mow zones are maintained instead of using drain tubes. This decreases the rate of water flow into creeks that drain into the nearby lake. All turf is cut at three inches in an effort to catch and slow water run off from those areas.


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:

The college utilizes permeable pavement in specific areas around campus.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

Hope maintains retention ponds at the athletic fields on one side of campus.


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:
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