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Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2011
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Raritan Valley Community College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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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:

New construction projects will have rain water capture of some form wherever feasible. Water could be filtered and stored for use in building toilets, as is planned for the new student center. A rain garden could be built on the roof of new or existing buildings, and plans are in progress for our first green roof.

RVCC has implemented stormwater management projects as part of the campus River Friendly certification, which was awarded in June 2011. RVCC built a rain garden to filter stormwater and has a rain barrel to capture water from one of the buildings. This water is used to water planted areas on campus. Other projects have focused on reducing erosion and creating streamside buffers. Follow the article link for details.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
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A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
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A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
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A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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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:

The campus has two stormwater basins and an Aquaswirl device that captures trash and sediment from a portion of the campus runoff.


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