Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.38
Liaison Brandon Hoover
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2017
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Messiah University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Brandon Hoover
Director of Sustainability
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Messiah's practices around green infrastructure are driven to ensure the health of the Yellow Breeches creek which runs through campus. The practices to date include:
- repairing and planting of a riparian buffer around the creek
- previous pavement in two parking lots
- curb side cutouts diverting water into pervious pavement or rain gardens
- five rain gardens located around the campuses two newest buildings

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:

The College works closely with our campus planning firm, Derk and Edson, to ensure we are meeting our desire for low impact development, and taking the necessary steps to ensure we protect the health of the Yellow Breeches creek.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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