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Liaison Jerry Owens
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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Richland College - DCCCD
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Jo Dondlinger
Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Sustainability
Planning and Research for Institutional Effectiveness
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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? :
No

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

Richland has implemented strategies to reduce stormwater runoff in its three most recent development projects: Garland Campus, Sabine Hall, and added parking lot adjacent to Kiowa Building. Cisterns to collect stormwater have been installed in each of these projects. At the Sabine Hall science building, storm water runoff is filtered through vegetative and rock media and then captured in an underground 55,000 gallon cistern. It is treated on site in the basement and reused as water for irrigation and flushing of toilets throughout the building. Storm water at the Garland Campus and the Kiowa parking lot is captured in underground cisterns after passing through rock filters and is used on site for irrigation.


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:

A portion of Sabine Hall’s roof and terrace walls are planted with artemisia, yucca and daylilies in special media beds' to collect stormwater and minimize heat during summer months.


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

Stone swales on the south side of Sabine Hall capture stormwater runoff and direct it to the collection cistern.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

Bioswales of native plant material on the north side of Sabine Hall filter and direct collected water to the underground cistern.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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