Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.81
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Submission Date Nov. 12, 2013
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STARS v1.2

The College of Wooster
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Beau Mastrine
Director of Grounds
Campus Grounds
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

There are a couple parking lots designed to contain all stormwater produced by the parking lot and surrounding areas, having very little runoff going off site. We are also in the early stages of a campus-wide plan to drastically reduce the amount of runoff. This will be a partnership with a local company. The product that will be used has been developed on campus, this product removes a broad range of contaminants.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

No retention ponds, but we have detention ponds on campus. We prefer a detention pond over a retention pond. The reason we prefer these types of ponds, is that we are able to maintain the space. With no standing water, it cuts down on unwanted insects and safer for the surrounding areas. If all possible, we are trying to avoid these systems. They take up a lot of space that can be used for other purposes.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

We use these swales where water containment is needed, but we are still able to have usable green space. It is important that we have attractive functional spaces on campus


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

We are currently using a product called Osorb. It is a glass-like material produced by ABS Materials, Inc. used for the capture of a broad range of contaminants. . The product is used in the planting mixture in our rain garden. We are currently using an underground stormwater management system from Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS). This product is called Storm Tech. This system allows us to maximize our green or parking space.


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