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Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Northern Arizona University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lindsay Wagner
Director: CAS Utilities and Infrastructure
Capital Assets and Services
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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:

Stormwater runoff is an important factor in water conservation. The more water that can be retained on site, the less artificial irrigation is needed. The City of Flagstaff created an extensive Low Impact Development Plan that the university has adopted for all new construction projects.The City of Flagstaff Low Impact Development Plan is also used to control stromwater runoff across campus by keeping the first inch of rainfall on site.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

The ARD "pod" conference room has a vegetative roof to model both how soil can act as an insulator and how we can combat the heat island effect. In addition, the roof absorbs rainfall helping to improve stormwater runoff of this building.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

ARD Buidling - Landscaping is designed to collect and filter pollutants in the detention basin as well as help control flooding.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

There are a few locations on campus that this method is utilized.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

This is the primary method of stormwater collection on campus.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
No

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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