Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.61
Liaison Kate Ullman
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2018
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Northland College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Scott Grinnell
Professor of Physics
Academic
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

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

All buildings and most parking lots on campus are landscaped with stormwater filtration ponds to absorb stormwater and filter it. Native plantings are used throughout most of the College's landscaping, particularly in areas sensitive to stormwater runoff.


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:

Northland College will utilize a combination of green infrastructure and low impact development (LID) techniques to reduce and maintain the rate, volume, and pollutant concentration of water running off campus property (“stormwater”) to pre-development conditions. Use of these techniques will occur as part of all new buildings or other impervious surfaces constructed on campus property and to retrofit all existing impervious surfaces to meet the zero stormwater discharge goal. A primary objective of the ZSDI is to provide student learning opportunities in water resource management and sustainability. (Note: Implementation of ZSDI activities began in Fall 2013)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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