|Submission Date||Nov. 19, 2015|
OP-27: Rainwater Management
Robert Redford Conservancy
Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:
Low Impact Development practices were incorporated into the construction of the College's two newest residence halls, Pitzer, Atherton & Sanborn Halls and East & West Halls, which achieved Gold and Platinum LEED ratings.
Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:
The College utilizes numerous detention basins and below grade stormwater barrel percolation systems to minimize rainwater run-off.
A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:
Rainwater is currently harvested in three on-campus locations. In these locations, building downspouts are connected to small storage tanks. The rainwater collected is then utilized for irrigation in the student garden and in the ceramics studio.
Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:
Pitzer currently has over 8,000 square feet of vegetated roofs on campus.
A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:
Two of the College's residence halls utilize porous paving for sidewalks and access roads.
A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:
A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:
The campus employs five large detention basins and two large underground percolation systems.
A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):
A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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