Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.96
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Saint John's University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Lief Davisson
Sustainability Intern
SJU Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
No

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:

There are no set stormwater management initiatives on campus.


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

We use pervious concrete/pavers at the McKeown Center and outside Simons Hall.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

One located near the Guesthouse, and one holding pond is near Stumpf Lake (as part of Power House operations).


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

Across from the Abbey Cemetery, by the beach house, and in a few other locations on campus


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

There are various grassed areas around campus (along the roads and by the athletic fields especially) that have been sculpted to address stormwater runoff.


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:

We have incorporated rain gardens at the McKeown Center, the Abbey Guesthouse, and the Abbey Cemetery to minimize runoff.


Saint John’s does not have a comprehensive plan in place to reduce storm water runoff. Examples of strategies we’ve used on recent projects to minimize runoff include incorporation of rain gardens at the McKeown Center, the Abbey Guesthouse, and the Abbey Cemetery and use of pervious concrete/pavers at the McKeown Center and outside Simons Hall.

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