Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.70
Liaison Andreas Wolfram
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Ringling College of Art and Design
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tracy Wagner
VP of Finance & Administration
Business Affairs
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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 new construction, major renovations and other project that increase hard surfaces have to have an approved (Southwest Florida Water Management District) storm water management plan. The policy, plan, and/or strategies address both the quantity and quality (or contamination level) of storm water 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:

Ringling College understands the need to have a comprehensive rainwater management plan actively in place. We currently plan and pursue capturing as much rainwater run-off from roof-tops and hard surfaces as possible. We utilize a variety of methods and practices in this approach including the use of a 25,000 gallon underground storage cistern that captures rainwater runoff. Once collected, a series of pumps moves the non-potable water through a chlorination proportioner and then is reused to flush toilets within our Thompson Academic Building.

In addition to the cistern, the college has a series of storm-water vaults that captures and filters rainwater run off. These storm water vaults are maintained under the direction of a local civil engineering firm that provides annual testing and certification results to Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).

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

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