Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

There is:
a bioswale next to snowden
a detention at Alabama Avenue parking lot
detention ponds on golf course
stormwater management design in the parking lot adjacent to Smith and Cannon Halls


Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
No
+ Date Revised: Aug. 2, 2016

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

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+ Date Revised: Aug. 2, 2016

A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:

No rainwater harvesting exists as this time.


Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
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A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
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A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

No living or vegetated roof on campus.


A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

Porous parking lot behind Trezevant Hall.


A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:

No downspout disconnection is being employed by Sewanee at this time.


A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:

There are no specific rain gardens on campus at this time. There are plans and proposal for installing some in the near future, however.


A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

There are stormwater retention ponds at the Alabama Avenue parking lot, the Smith/Cannon Hall parking lot, and on the golf course. There are also designs in the works for new retention ponds for the new clubhouse of the golf course.


A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

Bioswale located next to Snowden Hall. With construction of a new dorm adjacent to the pond, there are plans for adjoining dorm to incorporate its stormwater management into the bioswale's system.


A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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