|Submission Date||April 20, 2015|
Sheridan College (Ontario)
OP-27: Rainwater Management
Manager, Facilities Services
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?:
A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:
Although Sheridan does not have a LID practice as a "matter of policy or standard practice," we have a stormwater manager control system located at its Davis Campus in Brampton. The system is designed so that ground-level and parking lot water is collected within stormwater catch basins around the campus and diverted into the onsite stormwater management control reservoir collection system. This water is then maintained with a control reservoir which has a discharged controlled drainage point, the concept is for the water to be released into conservation storm system at a control rate.
The stormwater system has an inline interceptor that is designed to catch dirt , silt , oils and particulates within the storm drain itself to prevent this materials from getting into the storm water reservoir. The inner design of the interceptor is a control baffle style where the particulate, oils, silt from the parking lots are captured , stored and the system are manually cleaned out and inspected once a year.
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? :
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:
A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:
The Davis Campus diverts its rainwater from the buildings to the pond on campus.
Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:
A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:
Permeable pavement was installed in Scholar’s Park, which is located in the centre of Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion campus in Mississauga, Ontario. The pavement is composed of permeable recycled glass.
A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
Most of the buildings’ rainwater is diverted to the creek (Trafalgar Campus) or to the pond (Davis Campus).
A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:
A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:
There is a stormwater retention pond at Sheridan’s Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario. The pond captures runoff from the campus parking lots before it enters Fletcher’s creek. Some contaminants from the parking lots are able to settle in the pond before being released to the creek. The pond also supports a variety of wildlife that are native to the area.
Plans for the future include: reviving a walking/running trail around the pond, creating a seating area, and installing a bubbler system to oxygenate the water with the potential to introduce fish.
A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):
A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available: