Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.76
Liaison Levi Rogers
Submission Date March 10, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Skidmore College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Levi Rogers
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Skidmore College has constructed three bio-retention basins and one rain garden to capture and filter surface stormwater runoff. The Skidmore Community Garden and on-site composting area use rainwater catchment systems to assist in irrigation and cleaning. Skidmore is also testing porous pavement on certain campus sidewalks and roadways.

The College strives to preserve natural wetlands and has adjusted development plans to protect these ecosystems during new construction or renovation projects. The College also follows very strict municipal, county, and statewide stormwater management policies and develops comprehensive stormwater management plans to the City of Saratoga Springs for every campus project.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

Skidmore adheres to all municipal, county, and statewide stormwater management policies. The College completes a site review and submits a comprehensive stormwater management plan to the City of Saratoga Springs for every campus project. We also follow the New York State Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan as mandated by the City of Saratoga Springs. In addition to meeting all stormwater regulations, the College strives to preserve campus wetlands and builds bio-retention areas during new construction projects when feasible. To date, Skidmore has created one rain garden near the Tang Teaching Museum and three bio-retention areas to enhance groundwater recharge and minimize pollution.


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