Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 39.89
Liaison Charles Riley
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2011
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Oregon Institute of Technology
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Eric Rulofson
Director of Facilities
Facilities
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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:

Department of Environmental Quality and City of Klamath Falls Department of Waste Water both require stormwater runoff reduction, management and treatment for development projects including buildings and parking lot development or redevelopment. These policies are adhered to for new development projects.

In cases of alterations or renovations to campus facilities, stormwater runoff reduction options are investigated and implemented when practical. This was the case for the DOW Center for Health Professions and Village for Sustainable Living, where land developed/landscaped in the project served to treat stormwater runoff for other, existing parts of campus.

The City of Klamath Falls, Department of Environmental Quality and Klamath County all specify stormwater management policies which are followed by OIT for any new development or redevelopment project.


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

OIT has incorporated structural turf on campus. These are areas that contain grass that can be driven on and not destroyed. These drive ways minimize non-porous areas and minimize stormwater runoff.

OIT also has pervious gravel/dirt parking lots that prevent some level of stormwater runoff.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

Two main retention ponds on the Klamath Falls campus were designed to slow and retain stormwater from new and existing building and parking lots. In the case of low precipitation storms, water percolates and/or evaporates before continuing to the sewer system. In these cases, the ponds serve as retention ponds.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

Parking lot medians/islands are stone swales that catch downhill flows.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

The detention facilities around the DOW Center for Health Professions incorporate vegetated swales in addition to the detention ponds. These swales lead to the detention ponds.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

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

A buried storage tank was incorporated with the construction of the Village for Sustainable Living to detain stormwater runoff.


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