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Liaison Alan Torvie
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Rio Salado College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Alan Torvie
Architectural Project Manager
Administrative Services
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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:

All stormwater received by the College’s properties is diverted into retention basins, and returned to groundwater aquifers through the use of environmentally engineered drywells. The policies governing the stormwater management are dictated by the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department Drainage Regulations.


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

N/A


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Portions of the parking lots for the Adult Learning Center utilize “pervious paving” – concrete paving with voids to capture and store stormwater.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

All stormwater received by the College’s properties is diverted into retention basins, and returned to groundwater aquifers through the use of environmentally engineered drywells. Most retention basins are vegetated to reduce erosion and promote CO2 conversion.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

N/A


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

N/A


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
No

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

N/A


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