Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.74
Liaison Kristyn Achilich
Submission Date May 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Saint Michael's College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Karen Talentino
Professor of Biology
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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:

The College works closely with local and state officials to ensure minimal impacts of our built environment on our local watersheds and ecosystems. All new construction must take into account the impact it will have on the college's storm water management system. Please see attached document for a detailed account of the numerous ways in which the college ensures low impact to our valuable water ecosystems.

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:

The attached document was written a number of years ago, but the basic plan for the campus rainwater management system remains unchanged. We have made adjustments and accommodations, for example, when we laid turf on much of the athletic field; however, we use the same watering system for reducing the temperature of the turf as we did for watering the original grass field. In addition, as we have added new buildings or renovated existing ones, we have carefully managed the drainage systems around those buildings, to follow the basic principles and systems put in place years ago.

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Our stormwater management plan has been in place for decades, and as we add new buildings or other structures, we always incorporate new information about drainage, etc. into the system.

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