Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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Kankakee Community College
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bert Jacobson
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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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:

It is standard practice to employ sustainable storm water practices that include a bioretention area, bioswales, and rain gardens. Permeable pavements are being considered as part of a the new construction of an Advanced Technology Education Center breaking ground in 2015.


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:

See above


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

Through bioswales and a bioretention area.


Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
0 Gallons

A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:

none


A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

none


A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

Planned for 2015, see above.


A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:

The Horticulture area has one by the Greenhouse.


A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

The bioretention area is protected as a habitat with educational signage and a access bridge for students, faculty and staff.


A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

All bioswales on campus are vegetative, most with native plantings.


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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