Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 41.59
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2017
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Seattle Central College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Seattle Central College adheres to the City of Seattle's Stormwater Management Plan and the stringent regulations it sets forth:
"Storm-water Management Plan (SWMP)
The City of Seattle SWMP will address the following permit requirements:
• Protect water quality
• Reduce the discharge of pollutants to the “maximum extent practicable”
• Satisfy appropriate requirements of the Clean Water Act
• Meet state requirements to use all known, available, and reasonable methods to prevent and control pollution to waters of the state.

The Stormwater, Grading and Drainage Control Code (SMC 22.800-22.808) and associated Directors’ Rules are being revised to account for advances in urban stormwater runoff management practices. Changes and updates to the code are being made to make it equivalent to the 2005 Washington Department of Ecology’s Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington. This is a requirement for compliance with the Municipal Stormwater NPDES Permit, which was issued January 17, 2007. Visit the Department of Planning and Development's website to learn more about the code revisions."

The Wood Technology Center is certified LEED silver. Some green infrastructure was included in that project, including bioswales surrounding the parking lot to collect and
slow-down 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:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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