|Submission Date||March 1, 2018|
OP-23: Rainwater Management
|0.50 / 2.00||
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:
The Whitcomb Art Center, completed in 2017, has two bioswales to capture the stormwater from the building's footprint. There is also a rain garden installed, in 2016, outside the library that collects water from the roof of the building.
A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:
Around 75% of campus building roofs discharge rainwater to the surrounding ground rather than to the sewer or storm-discharge lines. Large vegetated areas are preserved to enable natural percolation of this water. Knox also has five retention ponds for on-site stormwater management.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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