Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.37
Liaison Angie Kim
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Purchase College - State University of New York
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Angie Kim
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

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

A prominent design feature of our renovation efforts is the green wet-weather storm management infrastructure project involving the central plaza of the campus. It will serve three purposes: one, reduce the amount of existing surface runoff; two, create additional landscaped areas which will slow the infiltration rate of rainwater, thereby reducing the demand on the existing drainage system; and third, act as bio-filter improving the water quality runoff conveyed to the existing storm system.

Another green infrastructure project underway is a bioswale surrounding one of the major parking lots. This bioswale/rain garden hopes to help with pollution, sedimentation and flooding from rainwater runoff flowing from campus to the surrounding waterway.


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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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